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

1800 $5 (Regular Strike)

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PCGS MS64+

PCGS MS64

PCGS MS64
PCGS #:
8082
Diameter:
25.00 millimeters
Designer:
Robert Scot
Weight:
8.75 grams
Edge:
Reeded
Mintage:
37,628
Metal Content:
91.7% Gold, 8.3% Copper
Auction Record:
$241,500 • V CH BU • 3-1-2005 • Stack's
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Rarity and Survival Estimates (Explain)
Grades Survival
Estimate 
Numismatic
Rarity 
Relative Rarity
By Type 
Relative Rarity
By Series 
All Grades 600 R-5.8 17 / 18 22 / 23
60 or Better 150 R-7.5 12 / 18 TIE 16 / 23 TIE
65 or Better 5 R-9.7 7 / 18 TIE 7 / 23 TIE
Condition Census (Explain) Show more rows
Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS66 PCGS grade  
2 MS64+ PCGS grade

High Desert Collection (PCGS Set Registry)

2 MS64 PCGS grade

Belden Roach Collection - B. Max Mehl 2/1944:511 - Jerome Kern Collection - B. Max Mehl 5/1950:329 (foregoing is speculative, stated by David Akers) - William G. Baldenhofer Collection - Stack's 11/1955:1206 - Paramount (David Akers), sold privately in 3/1986 - D. Brent Pogue Collection

2 MS64 PCGS grade
2 MS64 PCGS grade  
Condition Census (Explain) Show fewer rows
Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS66 PCGS grade  
2 MS64+ PCGS grade

High Desert Collection (PCGS Set Registry)

2 MS64 PCGS grade

Belden Roach Collection - B. Max Mehl 2/1944:511 - Jerome Kern Collection - B. Max Mehl 5/1950:329 (foregoing is speculative, stated by David Akers) - William G. Baldenhofer Collection - Stack's 11/1955:1206 - Paramount (David Akers), sold privately in 3/1986 - D. Brent Pogue Collection

2 MS64 PCGS grade
2 MS64 PCGS grade  
2 MS64 PCGS grade  
2 MS64 PCGS grade  
2 MS64 PCGS grade  
2 MS64 PCGS grade  
10 MS63+ PCGS grade  

Ron Guth: Based on data in the PCGS Population Report, the 1800 Half Eagle is the third most common Half Eagle of the Draped Bust type (the 1806/5 is the most common, followed by the 1803/2).  In fact, the total population of the 1800 matches closely that of the 1795 Small Eagle, which is valued more highly across the board.

Numerous Mint State examples of the 1800 Half Eagle exist, but they tend to be at the lower end of the Mint State range.  The largest concentration appears at the MS-62 levels, with less than two dozen better examples.  The best PCGS-graded 1800 Half Eagles include a single PCGS MS64+ and one amazing PCGS MS66.

According to John Dannreuther, five die varieties comprise the entire mintage for this year.  The varieties are distinguished by the shape of the 1 in the date (Blunt 1, with a missing, left serif at top; and Pointed 1, with the serif intact).  One variety (BD-4) sometimes comes with a rim cud over the NIT of UNITED.


David Akers (1975/88): By early Half Eagle standards, the 1800 is fairly common and the date is reasonably available in all grades including choice uncirculated. Most specimens are relatively well struck.