1834 $5 Capped Bust, Crosslet 4 (Regular Strike)

Series: Capped Bust $5 1807-1834

PCGS MS63+

PCGS MS63+

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OBVERSE COMPARISON

OBVERSE COMPARISON

PCGS MS63+

PCGS MS63+

PCGS #:
8161
Designer:
Robert Scot & John Reich
Edge:
Reeded
Diameter:
23.80 millimeters
Weight:
8.75 grams
Mintage:
50,141
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 45 R-8.6 9 / 9 27 / 42
60 or Better 16 R-9.3 5 / 9 TIE 18 / 42 TIE
65 or Better 2 R-9.9 1 / 9 TIE 3 / 42 TIE
Survival Estimate
All Grades 45
60 or Better 16
65 or Better 2
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-8.6
60 or Better R-9.3
65 or Better R-9.9
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 9 / 9
60 or Better 5 / 9 TIE
65 or Better 1 / 9 TIE
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 27 / 42
60 or Better 18 / 42 TIE
65 or Better 3 / 42 TIE

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 MS64 PCGS grade
1 MS64 estimated grade

Stack’s 1/2005:3361, $172,500 - Stack’s 10/2005:1237, $172,500

2 MS63+ PCGS grade

Col. E.H.R. Green Collection - Stack’s, sold privately in 1943 - J.F. Bell (Jacob Shapiro) Collection - Stack’s 12/1944:357 - Louis E. Eliasberg, Sr. Collection - Bowers & Ruddy 10/1982:397 - Michael I. Keston Collection - Superior 1/1996:127 - James Swan U.S. Type Collection - Steve Contursi - Oliver Jung Collection - American Numismatic Rarities 7/2004:94, $86,250 - D. Brent Pogue Collection - Stack's/Bowers & Sotheby's 5/2016:4048, $129,250

2 MS63+ PCGS grade
5 MS63 PCGS grade
5 MS63 PCGS grade
5 MS63 estimated grade

John W. Haseltine 6/1883 - Garrett Collection - Johns Hopkins University - Bowers & Ruddy 11/1979:477 - Freedom Collection - Heritage 1/2007:3540, $109,250 - Heritage 4/2007:1699, $103,500

5 MS63 estimated grade

Heritage 3/2006:1839, $138,000

9 MS62 PCGS grade
9 MS62 PCGS grade
#1 MS64 PCGS grade
#1 MS64 estimated grade

Stack’s 1/2005:3361, $172,500 - Stack’s 10/2005:1237, $172,500

#2 MS63+ PCGS grade

Col. E.H.R. Green Collection - Stack’s, sold privately in 1943 - J.F. Bell (Jacob Shapiro) Collection - Stack’s 12/1944:357 - Louis E. Eliasberg, Sr. Collection - Bowers & Ruddy 10/1982:397 - Michael I. Keston Collection - Superior 1/1996:127 - James Swan U.S. Type Collection - Steve Contursi - Oliver Jung Collection - American Numismatic Rarities 7/2004:94, $86,250 - D. Brent Pogue Collection - Stack's/Bowers & Sotheby's 5/2016:4048, $129,250

#2 MS63+ PCGS grade
#5 MS63 PCGS grade
#5 MS63 PCGS grade
#5 MS63 estimated grade

John W. Haseltine 6/1883 - Garrett Collection - Johns Hopkins University - Bowers & Ruddy 11/1979:477 - Freedom Collection - Heritage 1/2007:3540, $109,250 - Heritage 4/2007:1699, $103,500

#5 MS63 estimated grade

Heritage 3/2006:1839, $138,000

#9 MS62 PCGS grade
#9 MS62 PCGS grade
David Akers (1975/88):

This is one of the rarest coins of this type. It appeared at auction as infrequently in all grades as the highly touted 1832 13 Stars and actually had fewer appearances in Unc than the 1832 13 Stars. It is more rare than the 1830 Small 5D, 1831 Large 5D, 1833 or 1834 Plain 4, and is of almost the same rarity as the 1830 Large 5D. Unlike some dates of this type which are often weakly struck on the eagle, the 1834 Crosslet 4 Half Eagles I have seen (the 1834 Plain 4 coins also) have almost always been well struck.