Coin Specifications

Category: Capped Bust $5 (1807-1834)
Mint: Philadelphia
Catalog: KM-38
Obverse Designer: John Reich
Reverse Designer: John Reich
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9160
Weight: 8.7500g
AGW: 0.2577oz
Melt Value: $302.72 (11/1/2014)
Diameter: 25mm
Edge: Reeded
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1810 SM DATE TALL 5 $5 MS obverse 1810 SM DATE TALL 5 $5 MS reverse


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Description & Analysis

A substantial total of 100,287 Capped Bust Left half eagles was minted in 1810, with four major die varieties known for the date. The half eagles of 1810 were avidly collected by early numismatists, who began to differentiate between the Large Date and Small Date varieties of the issue at a relatively early date. However, it was not until the twentieth century that all four subtypes became known. In the famous ANS Exhibition of 1914 William Woodin displayed and identified both Small Date varieties (BD-1 and BD-2), as well as the Large Date, Large 5 variety (BD-4). The Large Date, Small 5 variety (BD-3) is extremely rare, and was not known to early specialists, such as Edgar Adams and John H. Clapp. The discovery coin may have been the example in the Frederic W. Geiss Collection (B. Max Mehl, 2/1947), lot 1676. Mehl identified the coin as, '1810 Large date with small 5D.' However, Mehl did not seem to realize he had identified a previously unknown variety. Knowledge of all four varieties did not become widespread until Walter Breen published his monographs in the 1960s.

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1810 SM DATE TALL 5 $5 MS
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Base $ - 1600 3450 4450 6000 6000 8750 9750 10750 12500 14250 16250 19500 33000 65000 147500 - - - - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 82
Low Grade: G
Average Grade: 58
High Grade: 64


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11/27/2000 NGC MS 63   Teletrade Auction 1381, 1381/Lot# 1694 $13,125.00
2/24/2003 PCGS MS 64   Goldberg February 24-25, 2003 Coin Auction, 17/Lot# 2009 $28,750.00
5/5/2004 PCGS AU 53   Heritage Auctions 2004 May (CSNS) Signature Sale #346, 346/Lot# 9421 $5,750.00
9/14/2008 NGC MS 64   Goldberg September 14-16, 2008 Pre-Long Beach Coin Auction, 48/Lot# 1254 $44,850.00
1/3/2012 NGC MS 63   Heritage Auctions 2012 January 4-8 US Coins & Platinum Night FUN Signature Auction- Orlando Session(5), 1166/Lot# 4862 $27,600.00
2/22/2013 PCGS   Stack's Bowers The March 2013 Baltimore Auction, 181/Lot# 4184 $8,812.50
7/27/2013 NGC XF 40   Stack's Bowers The August 2013 Chicago ANA World's Fair of Money , 192/Lot# 5149 $2,350.00
5/25/2014 PCGS MS 61   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 05/25/2014, 183/Lot# 195137 $11,947.10


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1810 SM DATE TALL 5 $5 MS
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00000033053623373038203919402542554905648484331024813188172952311100
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1810 SM DATE TALL 5 $5 MS Prooflike
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Grade: AU 50
Points: 3583
Owner: Nysoto
 
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