Coin Specifications

Category: Capped Bust $5 (1807-1834)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 55,578
Catalog: KM-38
Obverse Designer: John Reich
Reverse Designer: John Reich
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9160
Weight: 8.7500g
AGW: 0.2577oz
Melt Value: $312.87 (9/22/2014)
Diameter: 25mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1808 $5 MS obverse 1808 $5 MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

Regarding the 1808 nonoverdate issues (BD-3 and BD-4), David Akers wrote in his series of references in 1975 and 1988:

'The 1808 is far more common than the overdate in all conditions and undoubtedly at least 75% of the recorded mintage was made up of normal date coins. Although not particularly rare as a date, in my experience the 1808 is very difficult to obtain in choice mint state. Certainly it is much more rare in uncirculated condition than the 1807, 1809/8, 1810 Large Date, Large 5 or 1812.'

Description and Analysis courtesy of Heritage Auctions and may not be republished without written permission.


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Price Guide

Last Updated: 9/9/2014

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1808 $5 MS
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 1125 1525 3550 5000 6250 6250 9200 10100 11000 12750 14750 15850 20500 33000 50000 172500 265000 - - - -
$ 7000 9700 10500 11750 13750 - - - - - - - - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 176
Low Grade: VF
Average Grade: 58
High Grade: 66


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Auction Prices Realized

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Grade
Auction House
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Price
10/23/1996 PCGS XF 45   Teletrade Auction 0887, 887/Lot# 1902 $2,057.25
1/31/2005 NGC AU 55   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet-Only Auction #26, 30/Lot# 645 $5,462.50
4/16/2008 NGC MS 63   Heritage Auctions 2008 April Rosemont, IL (CSNS) Signature Coin Auction #1104, 1104/Lot# 2432 $23,000.00
5/25/2008 PCGS MS 64   Goldberg May 25-27, 2008 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 47/Lot# 4413 $63,250.00
9/6/2009 PCGS MS 61   Goldberg September 6-8, 2009 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 54/Lot# 3358 $12,075.00
8/15/2011 NGC AU 50   Stack's Bowers The August 2011 Chicago ANA World's Fair of Money Auction, 115/Lot# 9355 $3,105.00
1/3/2012 PCGS MS 64   Heritage Auctions 2012 January 4-8 US Coins & Platinum Night FUN Signature Auction- Orlando Session(5), 1166/Lot# 4663 $44,562.50
12/13/2012 PCGS MS 63   Bonhams Coins and Medals, 20086/Lot# 1130 $22,815.00
5/25/2014 NGC MS 62   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 05/25/2014, 183/Lot# 195148 $13,200.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1808 $5 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1630178419492124230226433149356436863765387939524141443157477317109451263116607222473036042189
168118392007218324152811328736043712380339034015423748696270852611507139561848724951343030
00000032873604371238033903401542374869627085261150713956184872495100
00000034253645373838413927407843345308679397351206915281203672765500
1808 $5 MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1719187920512233241727703294372238493930404841234319461759737586113081303417100228593113043171
177219362111229425342944343637643876396940734188441850696510882611883143891901925616351430
00000034363764387639694073418844185069651088261188314389190192561600
000000357938063903400840984253451755217048100671245815744209392837300
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Grade: AU 55
Points: 3765
Owner: Nysoto
 
Grade: UNC Details
Points: 1976
Owner: scotty's gold
 
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