Coin Specifications

Category: Classic Head $5 (1834-1838)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 553,147
Obverse Designer: William Kneass
Reverse Designer: William Kneass
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.8990
Weight: 8.3600g
AGW: 0.2416oz
Melt Value: $296.76 (10/20/2018)
Diameter: 22.5mm
Edge: Reeded
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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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GRADE SUMMARY

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 8/18/2017

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1836 $5 MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 550 575 615 670 860 1350 1475 1950 2750 4350 5250 7000 14250 27000 88000 - - - - -
$ - - 1550 2200 3385 - - 7500 - 27500 - - - -

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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 1250
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 50
High Grade: 65

The chart showing PrAg series, G series, VG series, F series, 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.
NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 10/15/2018 1836 $5 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base12510124104194941542042201244512271-----1249
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----------3--1--1-----5
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Total12510124104194941542042231244522272-----1254
 0 %0 %0 %1 %10 %8 %15 %7 %12 %16 %18 %1 %4 %4 %2 %1 %0 %----- 
1836 $5 MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base-------------1--------1
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Total-------------1--------1
 -------------100 %-------- 

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Auction Prices Realized

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9/15/2003 PCGS AU 53   Goldberg September 15-17, 2003 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 21/Lot# 1127 $776.25
11/15/2007 NGC AU 55   David Lawrence Rare Coins Thursday - Internet Auction # 195, 201/Lot# 6490 $2,081.50
5/17/2011 NGC AU 53   Teletrade Auction 3068, 3068/Lot# 1294 $1,101.00
2/17/2013 NGC AU 53   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 02/17/2013, 62/Lot# 100705 $1,017.50
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
1/7/2015 PCGS AU 50   Heritage Auctions 2015 January 7 - 12 FUN US Coins Signature Auction - Orlando Session(9), 1216/Lot# 11386 $1,175.00
6/8/2017 NGC AU 55   Heritage Auctions 2017 June 8 - 11 Long Beach Expo US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(4), 1256/Lot# 4805 $1,175.00
8/2/2017 NGC AU 53   Heritage Auctions 2017 August 2 - 6 ANA US Coins Signature Auction - Denver Session(6), 1258/Lot# 8133 $940.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1836 $5 MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base4825446116868741115155418952213239926482799304734314334615399181371619994296644459167928
5025666367489541261166720012275248226982881317537324940740811184158082321734639523700
00000016672001227524822698288131753732494074081118415808232173463900
00000017812107233725652748296433034033554686631245017901264403961500
1836 $5 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base4485075726428201051147217992106228525252671291032814157592295881329719463289214358566553
4675285957018971191158119012165236525732750303335734745714410824153522261533809512410
00000015811901216523652573275030333573474571441082415352226153380900
00000016902003222524452622283031573865533383661206017407257683869700
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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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