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: $388.25 (9/20/2019)
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.'

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 6/21/2019

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1808 $5 MS
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Base $ 1125 1525 3625 5250 6500 8750 9375 10800 11900 13600 14850 17200 30000 59500 172500 265000 - - - -

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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 183
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: 9/17/2019 1808 $5 MS
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Base----2358112138112632196-1----183
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Total----2358112139112632196-1----184
 ----1 %2 %3 %4 %6 %11 %21 %6 %14 %17 %10 %3 %-1 %---- 

Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
10/23/1996 PCGS XF 45   Teletrade Auction 0887, 887/Lot# 1902 $2,057.25
2/24/2003 NGC MS 60   Goldberg February 24-25, 2003 Coin Auction, 17/Lot# 2008 $4,830.00
1/31/2005 NGC AU 55   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet-Only Auction #26, 30/Lot# 645 $5,462.50
9/10/2006 NGC AU 50   Goldberg September 10-13, 2006 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 37/Lot# 1946 $7,188.00
12/13/2012 PCGS MS 63   Bonhams Coins and Medals, 20086/Lot# 1130 $22,815.00
4/24/2013 NGC MS 61   Heritage Auctions 2013 April 24 - 28 CSNS US Coin Signature Auction - Chicago Session(5), 1184/Lot# 4511 $11,162.50
1/8/2014 NGC Details AU Details  Heritage Auctions 2014 January 8 - 12 FUN US Coin Signature Auction - Orlando Session(5), 1201/Lot# 6603 $3,055.00
5/25/2014 NGC MS 62   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 05/25/2014, 183/Lot# 195148 $13,200.00
6/27/2014 NGC MS 61   Stack's Bowers June 2014 Baltimore, 6021/Lot# 2513 $11,162.50


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1808 $5 MS Prooflike
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Base18241918225234084002448747155125536755505783624065276852803810540150001714517890228593113043171
1855202926373606416445634852520654285628593563366635724788721202715715173931954625616351440
000000485252065428562859356336663572478872120271571517393195462561600
000000498852865489570560886431674476439706135131643017642212032837300
1808 $5 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base17301821214332603834430445264923515853365563600762866602775610196145521665117380222473036042189
1760192825153451399143784658500152175412571161006391698785691164815252168941900224951343030
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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