Coin Specifications

Category: Classic Head $5 (1834-1838)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 553,147
Catalog: KM-57
Obverse Designer: William Kneass
Reverse Designer: William Kneass
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.8990
Weight: 8.3600g
AGW: 0.2416oz
Melt Value: $323.65 (7/11/2014)
Diameter: 22.5mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1836 $5 MS obverse 1836 $5 MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

Production of the half eagle was heavy in 1836, after the 1834 Plain 4, it is the second most available among Classic Head issues, with an original mintage of over half a million pieces.

While Classic Head gold retains a high degree of difficulty overall, the 1836 remains accessible, or in higher grades, available for a price. As Garrett and Guth write in their Encyclopedia of U.S. Gold Coins, ' ... collectors should have no problem acquiring examples for their collections, even in Mint State.' Gems, however, prove far more elusive.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 6/17/2014

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1836 $5 MS
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 550 585 600 690 925 925 1300 1525 2025 2750 4550 5450 6600 13750 25500 87500 - - - - -
$ 1025 1450 1650 2250 3000 4950 6000 7300 15500 28500 95000 - - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 1144
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 53
High Grade: 65


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Auction Prices Realized

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6/5/2006 PCGS XF 45   Heritage Auctions 2006 June Long Beach Online Session #409, 409/Lot# 9074 $977.50
12/4/2006 NGC XF 45   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 116, 121/Lot# 2257 $1,104.00
9/6/2009 PCGS XF 40   Goldberg September 6-8, 2009 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 54/Lot# 3376 $776.25
9/21/2010 NGC AU 53   Teletrade Auction 2929, 2929/Lot# 1256 $1,251.00
11/6/2011 NGC Details VF Details  Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131146/Lot# 24577 $460.00
7/27/2013 NGC MS 61   Stack's Bowers The August 2013 Chicago ANA World's Fair of Money , 192/Lot# 5158 $3,965.63
7/27/2013 NGC AU 53   Stack's Bowers The August 2013 Chicago ANA World's Fair of Money , 192/Lot# 5160 $1,057.50
11/3/2013 NGC AU 53   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 11/03/2013, 99/Lot# 149951 $990.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1836 $5 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base4485075726428201051147217992106228525252671291032814157592295881329719463289214358566553
4675285957018971191158119012165236525732750303335734745714410824153522261533809512410
00000015811901216523652573275030333573474571441082415352226153380900
00000016902003222524452622283031573865533383661206017407257683869700
1836 $5 MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base4825446116868741115155418952213239926482799304734314334615399181371619994296644459167928
5025666367489541261166720012275248226982881317537324940740811184158082321734639523700
00000016672001227524822698288131753732494074081118415808232173463900
00000017812107233725652748296433034033554686631245017901264403961500
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Grade: MS 62 PL
Points: 3431
Owner: Thornton
 
Grade: AU 58
Points: 2525
Owner: scotty's gold
 
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