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1837 $5 (Regular Strike)

Series: Classic Head $5 1834-1838

PCGS MS66+

PCGS MS66+

PCGS MS64+

PCGS MS64+

PCGS MS64+

PCGS MS64+

PCGS #:
8175
Designer:
William Kneass
Edge:
Reeded
Diameter:
22.50 millimeters
Weight:
8.24 grams
Mintage:
207,121
Mint:
Philadelphia
Metal:
90% Gold, 10% Copper
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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 350 R-6.3 4 / 8 4 / 8
60 or Better 65 R-8.3 4 / 8 4 / 8
65 or Better 5 R-9.7 3 / 8 3 / 8
Survival Estimate
All Grades 350
60 or Better 65
65 or Better 5
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-6.3
60 or Better R-8.3
65 or Better R-9.7
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 4 / 8
60 or Better 4 / 8
65 or Better 3 / 8
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 4 / 8
60 or Better 4 / 8
65 or Better 3 / 8

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 MS66+ PCGS grade

RARCOA “Auction ’85” 7/1985:438 - Harry W. Bass, Jr. Collection - Bowers & Merena 10/1999:860, $97,750 - D. Brent Pogue Collection - Stack's/Bowers & Sotheby's 5/2016:4054, $235,000

1 MS66 PCGS grade
3 MS65 PCGS grade

Heritage 4/2010:2253, $100,625

3 MS65 estimated grade
5 MS64+ PCGS grade MS64+ PCGS grade
6 MS64 PCGS grade

American Numismatic Rarities 8/2006:1373, not sold

6 MS64 PCGS grade
6 MS64 PCGS grade
6 MS64 PCGS grade
6 MS64 PCGS grade
#1 MS66+ PCGS grade

RARCOA “Auction ’85” 7/1985:438 - Harry W. Bass, Jr. Collection - Bowers & Merena 10/1999:860, $97,750 - D. Brent Pogue Collection - Stack's/Bowers & Sotheby's 5/2016:4054, $235,000

#1 MS66 PCGS grade
#3 MS65 PCGS grade

Heritage 4/2010:2253, $100,625

#3 MS65 estimated grade
MS64+ PCGS grade #5 MS64+ PCGS grade
#6 MS64 PCGS grade

American Numismatic Rarities 8/2006:1373, not sold

#6 MS64 PCGS grade
#6 MS64 PCGS grade
#6 MS64 PCGS grade
#6 MS64 PCGS grade
David Akers (1975/88): The 1837 is really a very scarce and underrated date. It is more rare in all grades than the 1834 Plain 4, 1835, 1836, or 1838 and is much rarer in choice condition than any of those four dates. In AU and Unc, it has actually appeared at auction less often than the 1838-D, although, in my experience, the 1838-D is more rare in those grades.