1829 $5 Small Size (Regular Strike)

Series: Capped Bust $5 1807-1834

PCGS MS65+

PCGS MS65+

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PCGS MS61

PCGS MS61

PCGS #:
8151
Designer:
Robert Scot & John Reich
Edge:
Reeded
Diameter:
23.80 millimeters
Weight:
8.75 grams
Mintage:
32,076
Mint:
Philadelphia
Metal:
91.7% Gold, 8.3% Copper
Major Varieties

Die Varieties

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Rarity and Survival Estimates Learn More

Grades Survival
Estimate
Numismatic
Rarity
Relative Rarity
By Type
Relative Rarity
By Series
All Grades 8 R-9.6 2 / 9 6 / 42 TIE
60 or Better 6 R-9.7 2 / 9 7 / 42 TIE
65 or Better 2 R-9.9 1 / 9 TIE 3 / 42 TIE
Survival Estimate
All Grades 8
60 or Better 6
65 or Better 2
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-9.6
60 or Better R-9.7
65 or Better R-9.9
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 2 / 9
60 or Better 2 / 9
65 or Better 1 / 9 TIE
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 6 / 42 TIE
60 or Better 7 / 42 TIE
65 or Better 3 / 42 TIE

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 MS65+ PCGS grade

This coin has been offered as a Proof in the past.

Byron Reed Collection - Western Heritage Museum - Spink America & Christie's 10/1996:118, $374,000

2 MS63 PCGS grade
3 MS62 PCGS grade
4 MS61 PCGS grade

Rev. Foster Ely  - Scott Stamp & Coin Co. 11/1888:43 - Harlan Page Smith Collection - Chapman Brothers 5/1906:219 - W.F. Dunham Collection - B. Max Mehl 6/1941:2102 - unknown intermediaries - Kagin's 11/1974:1618 - Julian Leidman 8/1978 - Harry W. Bass, Jr. Collection - Bowers & Merena 10/1999:821 - Harvey B. Jacobson, Jr. Collection - Heritage 1/2012:4682, $431,250

5 AU58 estimated grade
5 AU58 estimated grade
5 AU58 estimated grade
5 AU58 estimated grade
#1 MS65+ PCGS grade

This coin has been offered as a Proof in the past.

Byron Reed Collection - Western Heritage Museum - Spink America & Christie's 10/1996:118, $374,000

#2 MS63 PCGS grade
#3 MS62 PCGS grade
#4 MS61 PCGS grade

Rev. Foster Ely  - Scott Stamp & Coin Co. 11/1888:43 - Harlan Page Smith Collection - Chapman Brothers 5/1906:219 - W.F. Dunham Collection - B. Max Mehl 6/1941:2102 - unknown intermediaries - Kagin's 11/1974:1618 - Julian Leidman 8/1978 - Harry W. Bass, Jr. Collection - Bowers & Merena 10/1999:821 - Harvey B. Jacobson, Jr. Collection - Heritage 1/2012:4682, $431,250

#5 AU58 estimated grade
#5 AU58 estimated grade
#5 AU58 estimated grade
#5 AU58 estimated grade
David Akers (1975/88):

In 1829, the design of the Half Eagle was completely reworked by William Kneass. There are a lot more differences between this 1829 variety and the previous one than just a date size difference and this is the reason I have opted for distinguishing them as Large Planchet and Small Planchet types rather than as Large Date and Small Date varieties as has historically been the case. The Small Planchet is less rare than the Large Planchet type but it is still a great rarity, more rare in fact than the 1815, 1828 or 1819. There are 10-12 known specimens at the present time.