1846 $5 Small Date (Regular Strike)

Series: Liberty Head $5 1839-1908

PCGS MS62

PCGS MS62

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DATE COMPARISON

DATE COMPARISON

PCGS MS61

PCGS MS61

PCGS #:
88226
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
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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 50 R-8.5 13 / 112 TIE 15 / 218 TIE
60 or Better 4 R-9.8 18 / 112 TIE 31 / 218 TIE
65 or Better 0 R-10.1 1 / 112 1 / 218
Survival Estimate
All Grades 50
60 or Better 4
65 or Better
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-8.5
60 or Better R-9.8
65 or Better R-10.1
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 13 / 112 TIE
60 or Better 18 / 112 TIE
65 or Better 1 / 112
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 15 / 218 TIE
60 or Better 31 / 218 TIE
65 or Better 1 / 218

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 MS62 PCGS grade
1 MS62 estimated grade
1 MS62 estimated grade
4 MS61 PCGS grade
5 AU58 PCGS grade
5 AU58 PCGS grade
5 AU58 PCGS grade
5 AU58 PCGS grade
5 AU58 estimated grade
5 AU58 estimated grade
#1 MS62 PCGS grade
#1 MS62 estimated grade
#1 MS62 estimated grade
#4 MS61 PCGS grade
#5 AU58 PCGS grade
#5 AU58 PCGS grade
#5 AU58 PCGS grade
#5 AU58 PCGS grade
#5 AU58 estimated grade
#5 AU58 estimated grade
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 Date and Large Date varieties exist, the Small Date being the rarer of the two.
Gordon Wrubel: QuickFinder Notes:The Small Date has small numerals that are evenly spaced. The Small Date is easily distinguished by two snowman-like BALLS that extend up from the RIGHT STAND of the 4. Perhaps this defect accounts for the rarity of the Small Date. It is about 9 times rarer than the Large Date according to the PCGS population report. As of this writing, September 2013, only a couple of low Mint State examples have been graded. No proofs are known from the Small Date die.