1832 $5 12 Stars (Regular Strike)

Series: Capped Bust $5 1807-1834

PCGS MS63

PCGS MS63

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PCGS #:
8155
Designer:
Robert Scot & John Reich
Edge:
Reeded
Diameter:
23.80 millimeters
Weight:
8.75 grams
Mintage:
157,487
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 5 R-9.7 1 / 9 4 / 42 TIE
60 or Better 1 R-10.0 1 / 9 1 / 42 TIE
65 or Better 0 R-10.1 1 / 9 1 / 42
Survival Estimate
All Grades 5
60 or Better 1
65 or Better
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-9.7
60 or Better R-10.0
65 or Better R-10.1
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 1 / 9
60 or Better 1 / 9
65 or Better 1 / 9
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 4 / 42 TIE
60 or Better 1 / 42 TIE
65 or Better 1 / 42

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 MS63 PCGS grade

Lorin G. Parmelee Collection - New York Coin & Stamp 6/1890:1013 - Byron Reed Collection - Western Heritage Museum - Spink America & Christie's 10/1996:120, $297,000 - D. Brent Pogue Collection - Stack's/Bowers & Sotheby's 5/2016:4043, $822,500

2 AU50 estimated grade

William C. Atwater Collection - B. Max Mehl 6/1946:1650 - Louis E. Eliasberg, Sr. Collection - Bowers & Ruddy 10/1982:393, $44,000 - Harry W. Bass, Jr. Collection - HBRC Foundation (HBCC #3160)

3 XF40 estimated grade

David Proskey - William H. Woodin - Waldo C. Newcomer Collection - Col. E.H.R. Green - King Farouk of Egypt - Sotheby's "Palace Collection" 2/1954:247

3 EF estimated grade

Bought over the counter by Royal Coins of Houston in the late 1970’s (per John Dannreuther) OR discovered unattributed at the 1974 A.N.A. Convention and sold at the 1977 ANA convention for $26,000 (per David Akers) - Chuck Varner - Mike Brownlee - Robert Wynsen Collection - David Akers 5/1998:375, 159,500

5 AU, plugged estimated grade

Josiah K. Lilly Collection - National Numismatic Collection at the Smithsonian Institution.  Contrary to previous reports, this is the only 1832 $5 12 Stars held by the Smithsonian

#1 MS63 PCGS grade

Lorin G. Parmelee Collection - New York Coin & Stamp 6/1890:1013 - Byron Reed Collection - Western Heritage Museum - Spink America & Christie's 10/1996:120, $297,000 - D. Brent Pogue Collection - Stack's/Bowers & Sotheby's 5/2016:4043, $822,500

#2 AU50 estimated grade

William C. Atwater Collection - B. Max Mehl 6/1946:1650 - Louis E. Eliasberg, Sr. Collection - Bowers & Ruddy 10/1982:393, $44,000 - Harry W. Bass, Jr. Collection - HBRC Foundation (HBCC #3160)

#3 XF40 estimated grade

David Proskey - William H. Woodin - Waldo C. Newcomer Collection - Col. E.H.R. Green - King Farouk of Egypt - Sotheby's "Palace Collection" 2/1954:247

#3 EF estimated grade

Bought over the counter by Royal Coins of Houston in the late 1970’s (per John Dannreuther) OR discovered unattributed at the 1974 A.N.A. Convention and sold at the 1977 ANA convention for $26,000 (per David Akers) - Chuck Varner - Mike Brownlee - Robert Wynsen Collection - David Akers 5/1998:375, 159,500

#5 AU, plugged estimated grade

Josiah K. Lilly Collection - National Numismatic Collection at the Smithsonian Institution.  Contrary to previous reports, this is the only 1832 $5 12 Stars held by the Smithsonian

David Akers (1975/88):

This is another of the major rarities in the Half Eagle series. Only six specimens are known, two of them permanently impounded in the Smithsonian Institution including the Lilly specimen which is a plugged VF formerly in the Jenks Collection. A third specimen, EF, is in the Eliasberg Collection and a fourth is in the Byron Reed Collection. The fifth specimen is the uncirculated Farouk Coin (Ex Col. Green). The sixth and final known specimen was at the 1977 ANA Convention in Atlanta in the possession of dealer Chuck Varner. The coin, a nice EF, reportedly traded hands at the convention for approximately $26,000.