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

1798 $5 Large 8, 13 Star Reverse (Regular Strike)

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PCGS MS63

DATE COMPARISON

REVERSE COMPARISON
PCGS #:
8078
Diameter:
25.00 millimeters
Designer:
Robert Scot
Weight:
8.75 grams
Edge:
Reeded
Mintage:
24,867
Metal Content:
91.7% Gold, 8.3% Copper
Auction Record:
$155,250 • NGC MS64 • 8-11-2011 • Heritage
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5,350
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5,450
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Rarity and Survival Estimates (Explain)
Grades Survival
Estimate 
Numismatic
Rarity 
Relative Rarity
By Type 
Relative Rarity
By Series 
All Grades 140 R-7.6 8 / 18 12 / 23
60 or Better 20 R-9.1 5 / 18 TIE 8 / 23 TIE
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 MS63 PCGS grade

T. Harrison Garrett Collection - Robert Garrett Collection - John Work Garrett Collection - Johns Hopkins University Collection - Bowers & Ruddy 11/1979:440 - Harry W. Bass, Jr. Collection - Bowers & Merena 10/1999:722 - Heritage 7/2002:9127 - Eric Streiner (as agent?) - D. Brent Pogue Collection

1 MS63 PCGS grade
1 MS63 PCGS grade  
1 MS63 PCGS grade  
1 MS63 estimated grade  

Heritage 8/2011:7507, $155,250

Condition Census (Explain) Show fewer rows
Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS63 PCGS grade

T. Harrison Garrett Collection - Robert Garrett Collection - John Work Garrett Collection - Johns Hopkins University Collection - Bowers & Ruddy 11/1979:440 - Harry W. Bass, Jr. Collection - Bowers & Merena 10/1999:722 - Heritage 7/2002:9127 - Eric Streiner (as agent?) - D. Brent Pogue Collection

1 MS63 PCGS grade
1 MS63 PCGS grade  
1 MS63 PCGS grade  
1 MS63 estimated grade  

Heritage 8/2011:7507, $155,250

6 MS62 PCGS grade  
6 MS62 PCGS grade  
6 MS62 PCGS grade  
6 MS62 PCGS grade  
6 MS62 PCGS grade  
David Akers (1975/88): Although the 1795 Small Eagle has had more auction appearances, this is the most common pre-1800 Half Eagle. However, the 1798 Large 8, 13 Stars is more rare than any of the other dates of this type from 1800-1807 with the sole exception of the underrated 1806 Pointed 6. Uncirculated examples are occasionally available although VF and EF are the typically seen grades.