The Survival Estimate represents an average of one or more experts' opinions as to how many examples survive of a particular coin in three categories: 1) all grades, 2) 60 or better, and 3) 65 or better. These estimates are based on a variety of sources, including population reports, auction appearances, and personal knowledge. Survival estimates include coins that are raw, certified by PCGS, and certified by other grading services.
Numismatic Rarity converts the Survival Estimate for a particular coin into a number from 1 to 10 (with decimal increments) based on the PCGS Rarity Scale. The higher the number, the more rare the coin.
Relative Rarity By Type
Relative Rarity By Type ranks the rarity of this coin with all other coins of this Type. Lower numbers indicate rarer coins.
Relative Rarity By Series
Relative Rarity By Series ranks the rarity of this coin with all other coins of this Series. Lower numbers indicate rarer coins.
Quickfinder Notes: The Small Date utilizes the smaller logotype intended for the $5. denomination. The point of the 1 is well right of the point of the bust and its tip is about 3X more distant from the truncation than the Large Date 1. The flag stand of the 5 is rather blunt at its base and NEARLY TOUCHES THE BALL giving it a "closed" appearance. The Large Date has tall numerals. The flag stand of the 5 comes to a very sharp point that is rather close to the ball and in line with its left edge. The point of the 1 lines up with the point of the bust and its tip is close to the truncation. The Small Date is about 2 1/2 times rarer than the Large Date. Both varieties are rare in Mint State. Not even a whisper of a Gem has been heard.
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