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

Series: Capped Bust $5 1807-1834

PCGS MS64

PCGS MS64

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OBVERSE COMPARISON

OBVERSE COMPARISON

PCGS MS63

PCGS MS63

PCGS #:
8160
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
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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 37 R-8.7 6 / 9 TIE 23 / 42 TIE
60 or Better 17 R-9.2 8 / 9 TIE 24 / 42 TIE
65 or Better 2 R-9.9 1 / 9 TIE 3 / 42 TIE
Survival Estimate
All Grades 37
60 or Better 17
65 or Better 2
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-8.7
60 or Better R-9.2
65 or Better R-9.9
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 6 / 9 TIE
60 or Better 8 / 9 TIE
65 or Better 1 / 9 TIE
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 23 / 42 TIE
60 or Better 24 / 42 TIE
65 or Better 3 / 42 TIE

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 MS64 PCGS grade

Clarke E. Gilhousen Collection - Superior 2/1973:360 - Paramount’s Rare Coin List #4, Spring 1973 - Goliad Corporation (Mike Brownlee), sold privately in 10/1984 - D. Brent Pogue Collection - Stack's/Bowers & Sotheby's 5/2016:4047, $152,750

1 MS64 PCGS grade

Superior 9/2005:1835, $115,000

1 MS64 PCGS grade
1 MS64 estimated grade

Superior 10/1990:2097, $24,200 - Guardian Collection - Superior 11/2006:198, $161,000 - Goldbergs 9/2010:2852, $132,250 - Heritage 8/2011:7544, $143,750

5 MS63 PCGS grade
5 MS63 PCGS grade
5 MS63 PCGS grade
5 MS63 estimated grade

Ohringer Family Trust Holdings - Goldbergs 9/2008:1258 (misattributed as a BD-1), $109,250 - Caleb Louis Collection of U.S. Gold Type - Heritage 8/2010:3495, $94,875

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

Clarke E. Gilhousen Collection - Superior 2/1973:360 - Paramount’s Rare Coin List #4, Spring 1973 - Goliad Corporation (Mike Brownlee), sold privately in 10/1984 - D. Brent Pogue Collection - Stack's/Bowers & Sotheby's 5/2016:4047, $152,750

#1 MS64 PCGS grade

Superior 9/2005:1835, $115,000

#1 MS64 PCGS grade
#1 MS64 estimated grade

Superior 10/1990:2097, $24,200 - Guardian Collection - Superior 11/2006:198, $161,000 - Goldbergs 9/2010:2852, $132,250 - Heritage 8/2011:7544, $143,750

#5 MS63 PCGS grade
#5 MS63 PCGS grade
#5 MS63 PCGS grade
#5 MS63 estimated grade

Ohringer Family Trust Holdings - Goldbergs 9/2008:1258 (misattributed as a BD-1), $109,250 - Caleb Louis Collection of U.S. Gold Type - Heritage 8/2010:3495, $94,875

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

This is the final year of this very rare type. As a date, i.e. with both varieties lumped together, the 1834 is possibly the most common date of the type, despite the fact that the mintage is at most 40% of the mintages for 1830-1833. This merely goes to show that mintages, particularly of early U.S. gold coins which experienced wide scale melting in 1834-1836, can be unreliable in determining rarity. The Plain 4 variety of the 1834 Motto is more often available than the Crosslet 4 variety. Gem quality coins are almost unobtainable and even AU or average uncirculated coins are not seen with any regularity.