1846 $5 Large Date (Regular Strike)

Series: Liberty Head $5 1839-1908

PCGS MS63+

PCGS MS63+

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DATE COMPARISON

DATE COMPARISON

PCGS MS63

PCGS MS63

PCGS #:
8226
Designer:
Christian Gobrecht
Edge:
Reeded
Diameter:
21.65 millimeters
Weight:
8.36 grams
Mintage:
395,942
Mint:
Philadelphia
Metal:
90% Gold, 10% 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 200 R-7.0 61 / 112 TIE 94 / 218 TIE
60 or Better 15 R-9.3 77 / 112 TIE 106 / 218 TIE
65 or Better 0 R-10.1 1 / 112 1 / 218
Survival Estimate
All Grades 200
60 or Better 15
65 or Better
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-7.0
60 or Better R-9.3
65 or Better R-10.1
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 61 / 112 TIE
60 or Better 77 / 112 TIE
65 or Better 1 / 112
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 94 / 218 TIE
60 or Better 106 / 218 TIE
65 or Better 1 / 218

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 MS64 PCGS grade
2 MS63+ PCGS grade
3 MS63 PCGS grade
3 MS63 PCGS grade
3 MS63 PCGS grade
3 MS63 estimated grade

Heritage 4/2014:6361, $12,925

3 MS63 estimated grade

Goldbergs 9/2009:3384, not sold - Goldbergs 6/2014:1811, $9,106.25

3 MS63 estimated grade

Recovered from the wreck of the SS New York circa 2007 - Stack's 7/2009:1019, $17,250 - Heritage 8/2010:3500, $12,650

9 MS63 estimated grade

Recovered from the wreck of the SS New York circa 2007 - Stack's 7/2009:1020, $20,700

9 MS63 estimated grade

Recovered from the wreck of the SS New York circa 2007 - Stack's 7/2009:1018, $17,250

#1 MS64 PCGS grade
#2 MS63+ PCGS grade
#3 MS63 PCGS grade
#3 MS63 PCGS grade
#3 MS63 PCGS grade
#3 MS63 estimated grade

Heritage 4/2014:6361, $12,925

#3 MS63 estimated grade

Goldbergs 9/2009:3384, not sold - Goldbergs 6/2014:1811, $9,106.25

#3 MS63 estimated grade

Recovered from the wreck of the SS New York circa 2007 - Stack's 7/2009:1019, $17,250 - Heritage 8/2010:3500, $12,650

#9 MS63 estimated grade

Recovered from the wreck of the SS New York circa 2007 - Stack's 7/2009:1020, $20,700

#9 MS63 estimated grade

Recovered from the wreck of the SS New York circa 2007 - Stack's 7/2009:1018, $17,250

David Akers (1975/88): The 1846 is moderately rare in all grades and generally available only in VF to AU condition. Strictly uncirculated examples are rare, just as rare as those of 1844 and 1845. Both small Small Date and Large Date varieties exist, the Small Date being the rarer of the two.
Gordon Wrubel: QuickFinder Notes: The Large Date uses much larger date punches that nearly fill the space between the truncation and the rim. The date is spaced 1 846. The 6 has a ROUNDED back whereas the Small Date 6 has a straighter back. The Large Date is much more common than the Small Date by a factor about 9 to 1. The pop report as of September 2013 shows several low Mint State examples but only one piece grading MS-63. At least 4 proofs from the Large Date die have been reported.