1833 $5 Small Date (Regular Strike)

Series: Capped Bust $5 1807-1834

PCGS MS64+

PCGS MS64+

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DATE COMPARISON

DATE COMPARISON

PCGS MS64+

PCGS MS64+

PCGS #:
8158
Designer:
Robert Scot & John Reich
Edge:
Reeded
Diameter:
23.80 millimeters
Weight:
8.75 grams
Mintage:
193,630
Mint:
Philadelphia
Metal:
91.7% Gold, 8.3% Copper
Major Varieties

Current Auctions - PCGS Graded
Current Auctions - NGC Graded
For Sale Now at Collectors Corner - PCGS Graded
For Sale Now at Collectors Corner - NGC Graded

Rarity and Survival Estimates Learn More

Grades Survival
Estimate
Numismatic
Rarity
Relative Rarity
By Type
Relative Rarity
By Series
All Grades 21 R-9.0 3 / 9 TIE 14 / 42 TIE
60 or Better 12 R-9.5 4 / 9 15 / 42 TIE
65 or Better 2 R-9.9 1 / 9 TIE 3 / 42 TIE
Survival Estimate
All Grades 21
60 or Better 12
65 or Better 2
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-9.0
60 or Better R-9.5
65 or Better R-9.9
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 3 / 9 TIE
60 or Better 4 / 9
65 or Better 1 / 9 TIE
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 14 / 42 TIE
60 or Better 15 / 42 TIE
65 or Better 3 / 42 TIE

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 MS65 PCGS grade

Benson Collection, Part II - Goldbergs 2/2002:2000 - American Numismatic Rarities 5/2005:366, $150,000

2 MS64+ PCGS grade  
	MS64 PCGS grade

Superior 5/2001:4049, not sold - High Desert Collection (PCGS Set Registry)

3 MS64+ PCGS grade

Naftzger - Pogue

3 MS64 PCGS grade
3 MS64 estimated grade
3 MS64 estimated grade
7 MS63 PCGS grade
7 MS63 PCGS grade
7 MS63 estimated grade
7 MS63 estimated grade
#1 MS65 PCGS grade

Benson Collection, Part II - Goldbergs 2/2002:2000 - American Numismatic Rarities 5/2005:366, $150,000

 
	MS64 PCGS grade 
#2 MS64+ PCGS grade

Superior 5/2001:4049, not sold - High Desert Collection (PCGS Set Registry)

#3 MS64+ PCGS grade

Naftzger - Pogue

#3 MS64 PCGS grade
#3 MS64 estimated grade
#3 MS64 estimated grade
#7 MS63 PCGS grade
#7 MS63 PCGS grade
#7 MS63 estimated grade
#7 MS63 estimated grade
Ron Guth:

The 1833 Half Eagle is a very rare coin, due in part to a low initial mintage but due mostly to the destruction of many examples whenever the value of the gold in the coin exceeded its face value. Both Small Date and Large Date varieties are known for this year. Apart from their size difference, the two varieties are most easily attributed simply by looking at the 8 of the date. On the Small Date, the 8 is a "script" 8 with a diagonal center bar. On the Large Date, the 8 is a "block" 8 with a horizontal center bar. Based on the PCGS Population Report, the Small Date is approximately twice as rare as the Large Date. All except one of the examples certified by PCGS as of May 2011 are Mint State, ranging in grade from MS-61 to a gem MS-65. This indicates that most of the surviving examples are coins that were set aside by collectors.

David Akers (1975/88):

Although the 1833 is a very rare coin, particularly in gem condition, it is possibly the commonest coin of this type unless one combines the varieties of 1830 or 1834. There are two different sized dates for 1833 but the differences are rather slight and past cataloguers have generally made no distinction between the date sizes over the years. Almost all known examples are AU or Unc as the auction data clearly shows.