Coin Specifications

Category: Capped Bust $5 (1807-1834)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 55,578
Obverse Designer: John Reich
Reverse Designer: John Reich
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9160
Weight: 8.7500g
AGW: 0.2580oz
Melt Value: $483.47 (1/20/2021)
Diameter: 25mm
Edge: Reeded
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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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Last Updated: 12/30/2020

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1808 $5 MS
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Base $ 1125 1525 3550 5050 6550 8950 10000 10850 12000 14500 16250 18400 28000 59500 172500 265000 - - - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 187
Low Grade: VF
Average Grade: 58
High Grade: 66

The chart showing VF series, 40 series, 45 series, 50 series, 53 series, 55 series, 58 series, 60 series, 61 series, 62 series, 63 series, 64 series, 65 series, 66 series.
NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 1/19/2021 1808 $5 MS
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Base----4358142138112632186-1----187
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Total----4358142139112632186-1----188
 ----2%2%3%4%7%11%21%6%14%17%10%3%-1%---- 

NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1808 $5 MS PL
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base18241918225234084002448747155125536755505783624065276852803810540150001714517890228593113043171
18552029263736064164456348525206542856285935633666357247887212027157151739319546256163514445330
000000485252065428562859356336663572478872120271571517393195462561600
000000498852865489570560886431674476439706135131643017642212032837300
1808 $5 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base17301821214332603834430445264923515853365563600762866602775610196145521665117380222473036042189
17601928251534513991437846585001521754125711610063916987856911648152521689419002249513430344298
000000465850015217541257116100639169878569116481525216894190022495100
000000479150805277548758596193649773719383131001595117137206252765600
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Grade: MS 61
Points: 6286
Owner: HOBBIESSC
 
Grade: UNC Details
Points: 3004
Owner: scotty's gold
 
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