1831 $5 Small 5D (Regular Strike)

Series: Capped Bust $5 1807-1834

PCGS MS67

PCGS MS67

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PCGS MS61

PCGS MS61

PCGS #:
45295
Designer:
Robert Scot & John Reich
Edge:
Reeded
Diameter:
23.80 millimeters
Weight:
8.75 grams
Mintage:
140,594
Mint:
Philadelphia
Metal:
91.7% Gold, 8.3% Copper
Major Varieties

Die Varieties

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Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 MS67 PCGS grade

George F. Seavey Collection, who sold his collection intact in 1873 - Lorin G. Parmelee Collection - New York Coin & Stamp - H.P. Smith and David Proskey 6/1890:1003 - Harlan Page Smith Collection - S. Hudson and Henry Chapman 5/1906:221 - John Story Jenks Collection - Henry Chapman 12/1921:5771 - John H. Clapp Collection, sold intact in 1942 - Louis E. Eliasberg, Sr. Collection - Bowers & Ruddy 10/1982:391 - D. Brent Pogue Collection

2 MS62 estimated grade
3 MS61 PCGS grade
#1 MS67 PCGS grade

George F. Seavey Collection, who sold his collection intact in 1873 - Lorin G. Parmelee Collection - New York Coin & Stamp - H.P. Smith and David Proskey 6/1890:1003 - Harlan Page Smith Collection - S. Hudson and Henry Chapman 5/1906:221 - John Story Jenks Collection - Henry Chapman 12/1921:5771 - John H. Clapp Collection, sold intact in 1942 - Louis E. Eliasberg, Sr. Collection - Bowers & Ruddy 10/1982:391 - D. Brent Pogue Collection

#2 MS62 estimated grade
#3 MS61 PCGS grade
David Akers (1975/88): The relative rarity of the two varieties of the 1831 is exactly reversed from the 1830. With the 1831, the Small 5D is much more rare than the Large 5D. Almost all 1831 Half Eagles I have seen were the Large 5D variety and I would say that the Small 5D variety is 3-4 times as rare as the Large 5D variety and also more rare than the 1830 Large 5D, the 1834 Crosslet 4, or even the 1832 Square Base 2, 13 Stars.