Coin Specifications

Category: Draped Bust $5 (1795-1807)
Mint: Philadelphia
Catalog: KM-28
Obverse Designer: Robert Scot
Reverse Designer: Robert Scot
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9160
Weight: 8.75g
AGW: 0.2577oz
Melt Value: $314.81 (5/26/2016)
Diameter: 25mm
Edge: Reeded
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1795 LARGE EAGLE $5 MS obverse 1795 LARGE EAGLE $5 MS reverse


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Description & Analysis

The famous and rare 1795 Heraldic Eagle five dollar gold pieces were actually struck in 1797 or 1798, when the new reverse design was first introduced to the half eagle series. Three die varieties are known for the 1795 Heraldic Eagle pieces, utilizing three obverse dies and two reverse dies. The three obverse dies were used earlier in 1795 to produce Small Eagle coins. One of the reverse dies was also used for a 1797-dated Heraldic Eagle five with only one known example permanently in the Smithsonian Institution. Die state evidence proves that the 1795 half eagle was minted after the 1797 piece was struck.

For some unknown reason, most survivors are in high grade.

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1795 LARGE EAGLE $5 MS
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 21
Low Grade: 50
Average Grade: 60
High Grade: 64


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1/26/2014 NGC Details AU Details  Goldberg January 26-28, 2014 January Pre-Long Beach Sale 17.5% BP, 78/Lot# 1753 $58,750.00
1/7/2015 NGC AU 55   Heritage Auctions 2015 January 7 - 12 FUN US Coins Signature Auction - Orlando Session(2), 1216/Lot# 4276 $70,500.00
1/7/2015 NGC AU 53   Heritage Auctions 2015 January 7 - 12 FUN US Coins Signature Auction - Orlando Session(2), 1216/Lot# 4277 $76,375.00
9/30/2015 PCGS   Stack's Bowers October 2014 Pogue, 6073/Lot# 2075 $282,000.00
4/27/2016 NGC AU 53   Heritage Auctions 2016 April 27 - May 1 CSNS US Coins Signature Auction - Chicago Session(3), 1234/Lot# 4775 $64,625.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1795 LARGE EAGLE $5 MS
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1795 LARGE EAGLE $5 MS Prooflike
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