Coin Specifications

Category: Capped Bust $5 (1807-1834)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 140,594
Obverse Designer: John Reich
Reverse Designer: John Reich
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9160
Weight: 8.7500g
AGW: 0.2580oz
Melt Value: $480.99 (1/22/2021)
Diameter: 25mm
Edge: Reeded
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1831 $5 MS obverse 1831 $5 MS reverse
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Description & Analysis

From 1813 to 1834 the price of gold bullion exceeded the face value of these half eagles, leading to widespread melting. Despite generous mintages, only a handful of survivors are known of many of the higher-gold-content dates from 1813 through 1834. Such is the case here, with about 20 to 30 examples known from the original mintage of 140,594 pieces.

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Last Updated: 3/31/2016

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1831 $5 MS
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 7
Low Grade: 55
Average Grade: 60
High Grade: 65

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NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 1/19/2021 1831 $5 MS
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NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1831 $5 MS PL
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Base454748755219558259736488672069387378764680178247854191601012311515144981641419647239242965337431
465649895340571261446565679270847467776980938345874794811058712509151361749121072258333224539303
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1831 $5 MS
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Base43634681501553675747624864736685711373747736796082478849978911147140621593519100232902891036547
446947925132549359146323654368277200749478108055844791621024112118146861699020496251633145538374
0000006543682772007494781080558447916210241121181468616990204962516300
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