Coin Specifications

Category: Capped Bust $5 (1807-1834)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 48,588
Catalog: KM-43
Obverse Designer: John Reich
Reverse Designer: John Reich
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9160
Weight: 8.7500g
AGW: 0.2577oz
Melt Value: $333.46 (7/25/2014)
Diameter: 25mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
Link to this coin

1818 $5 MS obverse 1818 $5 MS reverse


  
Expand All    Collapse All

VarietyPlus®


Click on a coin to see VarietyPlus details.

Description & Analysis

Beginning in 1818 and continuing through 1829, half eagles bore Robert Scot's copy of John Reich's original Capped Head design. While Reich's trademark notched star does not appear on these later pieces, the most significant alteration is Liberty's coarser hair and the richer detail in the cap that resulted from the lower relief. Slightly rarer than the 1813, but not as rare as the 1814/3 and 1820, the 1818 as an issue falls in the middle of the Capped Head Left series

A total of 48,588 Capped Head Left half eagles were minted in 1818, with three die varieties known for the date. As a date, 1818 half eagles have always been prized by collectors.

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


GRADE SUMMARY

Loading... Working...

Use the scroll bar at the bottom of this box to view a summary of the NGC Price Guide, NGC Census, Auction Prices Realized and NGC Registry Scores for each grade.

There was no data found for this Coin.

Select Designation

 
NGC PRICE GUIDE
NGC CENSUS*
AUCTION PRICES REALIZED
NGC REGISTRY
SCORE

Select Grade

*To view the Census details for this coin, please sign in or sign up.

Price Guide

Last Updated: 8/15/2013

Click on a price to see historical prices, comparison charts and trends.

1818 $5 MS
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 1600 2350 5250 6500 12500 12500 13000 14000 16000 19250 23500 25500 30500 44000 76000 180000 - - - - -
$ 13750 14750 15750 17250 21500 25500 28000 35000 50000 84000 200000 - - -
NGC Price and Value Guides Disclaimer

Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 83
Low Grade: 50
Average Grade: 60
High Grade: 65


Upcoming Auctions


Auction Prices Realized

A random selection of coins is shown below.

Images
Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
7/27/2005 PCGS MS 64   Heritage Auctions 2005 July San Francisco, CA (ANA) Signature Auction #382, 382/Lot# 10346 $53,475.00
1/3/2012 PCGS AU 55   Heritage Auctions 2012 January 4-8 US Coins & Platinum Night FUN Signature Auction- Orlando Session(5), 1166/Lot# 4668 $20,700.00
2/22/2013 PCGS   Stack's Bowers The March 2013 Baltimore Auction, 181/Lot# 4189 $4,465.00
1/8/2014 NGC MS 62   Heritage Auctions 2014 January 8 - 12 FUN US Coin Signature Auction - Orlando Session(3), 1201/Lot# 5424 $23,500.00
1/26/2014 PCGS   Goldberg January 26-28, 2014 January Pre-Long Beach Sale 17.5% BP, 78/Lot# 1775 $10,868.75


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1818 $5 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base179019542131231924802754326036753850396041174217481757476545765197891279416604219562958140594
184420132193237225712922339837333886401241504417512760136913836310790140641838824497332520
00000033983733388640124150441751276013691383631079014064183882449700
00000035363791392340644183461754376279728290761179215334201722703900
1818 $5 MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1885205722402434260128853408383840184131429343965015597367947930101231320217097225623033641548
194221182304248926953059355138984055418543274602533462467172866111149145001891825153340730
00000035513898405541854327460253346246717286611114914500189182515300
00000036943958409342394361480856536520755193921217515798207402774400
Registry Image Gallery
Grade: MS 60
Points: 3902
Owner: The Artist's Collection
 
View the Registry Image Gallery

Related Articles

There are no related articles for this coin.

NGC Auction Central Disclaimer