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

1804 $5 Small 8 (Regular Strike)

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PCGS MS64

DATE COMPARISON

PCGS MS63+
PCGS #:
8085
Diameter:
25.00 millimeters
Designer:
Robert Scot
Weight:
8.75 grams
Edge:
Reeded
Mintage:
30,475
Metal Content:
91.7% Gold, 8.3% Copper
Auction Record:
$51,750 • PCGS MS64 • 5-27-2008 • Ira & Larry Goldberg
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Rarity and Survival Estimates (Explain)
Grades Survival
Estimate 
Numismatic
Rarity 
Relative Rarity
By Type 
Relative Rarity
By Series 
All Grades 225 R-6.7 12 / 18 16 / 23
60 or Better 100 R-8.0 10 / 18 13 / 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 MS64 PCGS grade

Philip G. Straus Collection - Stack's 5/1959:2400 - David Akers “Auction '90” 8/1990:1880 - D. Brent Pogue Collection

1 MS64 PCGS grade  
1 MS64 PCGS grade  
1 MS64 PCGS grade  
5 MS63+ PCGS grade  
Condition Census (Explain) Show fewer rows
Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS64 PCGS grade

Philip G. Straus Collection - Stack's 5/1959:2400 - David Akers “Auction '90” 8/1990:1880 - D. Brent Pogue Collection

1 MS64 PCGS grade  
1 MS64 PCGS grade  
1 MS64 PCGS grade  
5 MS63+ PCGS grade  
5 MS63+ PCGS grade  
7 MS63 PCGS grade
7 MS63 PCGS grade
7 MS63 PCGS grade  
7 MS63 PCGS grade  

David Akers (1975/88): As a date, the 1804 is no more scarce than any of the other 1800-1807 Heraldic Eagle Half Eagles. However, when broken into the two major varieties , each is somewhat more scarce than the other Half Eagles of this period with the exception of the 1806 Pointed 6. The 1804 Small 8 is obtainable in all grades and gems are encountered with some regularity. One major subvariety has the 4 in the date distinctly repunched. It is prominent enough that most cataloguers call attention to it but, although it is more rare than the normal Small 8 variety, it does not command a premium price.