Coin Specifications

Category: Capped Bust $5 (1807-1834)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 51,723
Catalog: KM-43
Obverse Designer: John Reich
Reverse Designer: John Reich
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9160
Weight: 8.7500g
AGW: 0.2577oz
Melt Value: $336.76 (7/14/2014)
Diameter: 25mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1819 $5 MS obverse 1819 $5 MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

A famous and highly regarded rarity of the Capped Head Left type, not quite as scarce as the 1815 but with no more than 15-18 specimens believed known in all grades. Most examples grade VF to XF, with few Mint State pieces known.

This issue was considered at one time to be the third rarest of all gold coins issued. Then a few began to surface here and there, with two in Colonel Green's holdings. Today the 5D Over 50 is considered on a par with the regular dies 1819, although the regular dies is represented by two die varieties. Apparently since the 0 in the denomination is of the proper size for a half dollar, the engraver must have absent-mindedly thought he was working on that denomination, the same mistake being displayed on the rare 1822 and 1828 quarters.

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Last Updated: 8/15/2013

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1819 $5 MS
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Base $ - - 16500 25500 51000 51000 62500 70000 77500 88000 110000 - - - - 260000 - - - - -
$ 56000 66000 75000 85000 95000 120000 - - - - 280000 - - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 10
Low Grade: VF
Average Grade: 55
High Grade: 65


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Auction Prices Realized

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8/7/1998 PCGS MS 63   Heritage Auctions 1998 ANA Signature Sale #190, 190/Lot# 7628 $92,000.00
1/3/2012 PCGS MS 62   Heritage Auctions 2012 January 4-8 US Coins & Platinum Night FUN Signature Auction- Orlando Session(5), 1166/Lot# 4670 $184,000.00
4/26/2012 NGC AU 50   Prooflike Heritage Auctions 2012 April 25-May 1 World & Ancient Coins CICF Signature Auction- Chicago Session(6), 3019/Lot# 26357 $546.25
9/6/2012 NGC AU 55   Prooflike Heritage Auctions 2012 September 601 Signature World & Ancient Coin Auction - Long Beach Session(5), 3020/Lot# 26237 $470.00
1/8/2014 NGC AU 55   Heritage Auctions 2014 January 8 - 12 FUN US Coin Signature Auction - Orlando Session(3), 1201/Lot# 5425 $67,562.50


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1819 $5 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base356338374126443155636820748780588445868690239234937999181051510945145401723320769254693179940439
365439334227480859827042767781878525879890939282955810117106581214315437184112233527579346790
00000076778187852587989093928295581011710658121431543718411223352757900
00000078678316860589109163933097381031610801133411633519590239022968900
1819 $5 MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base3722400543034617578370777762834787458992933795549703102551086711308149871774121351261463259641391
381641044407500562147305795784798827910794099603988710459110141253415905189442294928296355270
00000079578479882791079409960398871045911014125341590518944229492829600
000000815286128909922294819653100711066311161137601682320147245473044600
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