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SERIES: Draped Bust $5 1795-1807
LEVEL: Year, MintMark, & Major Variety

1795 $5 Large Eagle (Regular Strike)

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PCGS MS64

PCGS MS62+

PCGS AU58
PCGS #:
8075
Diameter:
25.00 millimeters
Designer:
Robert Scot
Weight:
8.75 grams
Edge:
Reeded
Mintage:
500
Metal Content:
91.7% Gold, 8.3% Copper
Auction Record:
$241,500 • PCGS MS64 • 1-1-2003 • Bowers & Merena
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Rarity and Survival Estimates (Explain)
Grades Survival
Estimate 
Numismatic
Rarity 
Relative Rarity
By Type 
Relative Rarity
By Series 
All Grades 55 R-8.4 5 / 18 TIE 8 / 23 TIE
60 or Better 30 R-8.9 7 / 18 10 / 23
65 or Better 1 R-10.0 1 / 18 TIE 1 / 23 TIE
Condition Census (Explain) Show more rows
Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS64 PCGS grade

William Gustav Baldenhofer Collection - Stack's 11/1955:1195 - Kevin Lipton and Anthony Terranova - Paul Nugget, sold privately in 5/2001 - D. Brent Pogue Collection - Stack's/Bowers & Sotheby's 9/2015:2075, $282,000

1 MS64 PCGS grade  

George H. Hall Collection - Stack’s 5/1945:1866 - James A. Stack, Sr. Collection - Stack’s 10/1994:1032, $104,500 - Bowers & Merena 1/2003:647, $241,500

3 MS63 PCGS grade  
3 MS63 PCGS grade  
5 MS62+ PCGS grade

William H. Woodin - Waldo C. Newcomer Collection - B. Max Mehl - Col. E.H.R. Green - King Farouk of Egypt - Sotheby's "Palace Collection" 2/1954:226 - Stack’s 1/2002:1800, $89,700 - American Numismatic Rarities 6/2005:1010, $143,7500 - Heritage 1/2012:4839, $149,500

Condition Census (Explain) Show fewer rows
Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS64 PCGS grade

William Gustav Baldenhofer Collection - Stack's 11/1955:1195 - Kevin Lipton and Anthony Terranova - Paul Nugget, sold privately in 5/2001 - D. Brent Pogue Collection - Stack's/Bowers & Sotheby's 9/2015:2075, $282,000

1 MS64 PCGS grade  

George H. Hall Collection - Stack’s 5/1945:1866 - James A. Stack, Sr. Collection - Stack’s 10/1994:1032, $104,500 - Bowers & Merena 1/2003:647, $241,500

3 MS63 PCGS grade  
3 MS63 PCGS grade  
5 MS62+ PCGS grade

William H. Woodin - Waldo C. Newcomer Collection - B. Max Mehl - Col. E.H.R. Green - King Farouk of Egypt - Sotheby's "Palace Collection" 2/1954:226 - Stack’s 1/2002:1800, $89,700 - American Numismatic Rarities 6/2005:1010, $143,7500 - Heritage 1/2012:4839, $149,500

6 MS62 PCGS grade  

Essex Palm Collection - Heritage 1/2007:3494, $126,500 - Dr. James Olsen Collection - Heritage 1/2013:5862, $129,250

6 MS62 PCGS grade  
6 MS62 PCGS grade  
6 MS62 PCGS grade  
6 MS62 PCGS grade  

David Akers (1975/88): This is only the third rarest date of this type, but it is unquestionably the most popular and in great demand. Since there are 16 stars on the reverse and the 16th state (Tennessee) was not admitted to the Union until June 1, 1796, it is evident that the 1795 Heraldic Eagle was not struck until at least 1797 and possibly even later. Its exact mintage figure is therefore unknown and is included in the figures for 1797 or 1798, most likely the latter.

Very rare and popular in any condition, this coin is probably a high R-5 with approximately 35-40 specimens known. Most are quite well preserved, EF or better, and a few fairly choice uncs exist.