1831 $5 (Regular Strike)

Series: Capped Bust $5 1807-1834

PCGS MS62

PCGS MS62

PCGS MS61

PCGS MS61

PCGS MS61

PCGS MS61

PCGS #:
8153
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

Current Auctions - PCGS Graded
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For Sale Now at Collectors Corner - PCGS Graded
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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 22 R-9.0 3 / 9 TIE 14 / 42 TIE
60 or Better 9 R-9.6 3 / 9 14 / 42
65 or Better 3 R-9.8 7 / 9 TIE 19 / 42 TIE
Survival Estimate
All Grades 22
60 or Better 9
65 or Better 3
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-9.0
60 or Better R-9.6
65 or Better R-9.8
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 3 / 9 TIE
60 or Better 3 / 9
65 or Better 7 / 9 TIE
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 14 / 42 TIE
60 or Better 14 / 42
65 or Better 19 / 42 TIE

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 MS67 PCGS grade
2 MS65 PCGS grade
3 MS64 PCGS grade
3 MS64 estimated grade
5 MS63 PCGS grade grade
6 MS62 PCGS grade

Abner Kreisberg in the 1970s - Del Valle Collection - Goldbergs 1/2014:1781, $152,750

7 MS61 PCGS grade
7 MS61 estimated grade
9 AU58 PCGS grade
9 AU58 PCGS grade
#1 MS67 PCGS grade
#2 MS65 PCGS grade
#3 MS64 PCGS grade
#3 MS64 estimated grade
#5 MS63 PCGS grade grade
#6 MS62 PCGS grade

Abner Kreisberg in the 1970s - Del Valle Collection - Goldbergs 1/2014:1781, $152,750

#7 MS61 PCGS grade
#7 MS61 estimated grade
#9 AU58 PCGS grade
#9 AU58 PCGS grade
David Akers (1975/88): The 1831 also has the Large 5D and Small 5D varieties, just like the 1830. However, for some reason the varieties have not usually been distinguished by auction cataloguers or the standard pricing guides. As a date, the 1831 is definitely more rare than either the 1830 or 1834, and if the 1831 were broken down into its Large 5D and Small 5D varieties as the 1830 and 1834 are broken into their two varieties, the 1831 would appear to be even more rare than it does now. 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.