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

1807 $5 Bust Right (Regular Strike)

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PCGS MS65+

PCGS MS64

PCGS MS64
PCGS #:
8092
Diameter:
25.00 millimeters
Designer:
Robert Scot
Weight:
8.75 grams
Edge:
Reeded
Mintage:
32,488
Metal Content:
91.7% Gold, 8.3% Copper
Auction Record:
$195,500 • PCGS MS65 • 3-14-2006 • American Numismatic Rarities
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Rarity and Survival Estimates (Explain)
Grades Survival
Estimate 
Numismatic
Rarity 
Relative Rarity
By Type 
Relative Rarity
By Series 
All Grades 400 R-6.2 13 / 18 TIE 17 / 23 TIE
60 or Better 125 R-7.7 11 / 18 15 / 23
65 or Better 2 R-9.9 4 / 18 TIE 4 / 23 TIE
Condition Census (Explain) Show more rows
Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS65+ PCGS grade

Stack's “Auction '79” 8/1979:809 - New York Connoisseur's Collection - American Numismatic Rarities 3/2006:1574 - D. Brent Pogue Collection

2 MS64 PCGS grade

Nicholas Petry, Esq. Collection - S.H. & H. Chapman 5/1893:311 - J.M. Clapp Collection - John H. Clapp Collection, sold intact in 1942 - Louis E. Eliasberg, Sr. Collection - Bowers & Ruddy 10/1982:357 - Kevin Lipton - Goliad Corporation (Mike Brownlee), sold privately in 8/1984 - D. Brent Pogue Collection

2 MS64 PCGS grade
2 MS64 PCGS grade
2 MS64 PCGS grade  
Condition Census (Explain) Show fewer rows
Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS65+ PCGS grade

Stack's “Auction '79” 8/1979:809 - New York Connoisseur's Collection - American Numismatic Rarities 3/2006:1574 - D. Brent Pogue Collection

2 MS64 PCGS grade

Nicholas Petry, Esq. Collection - S.H. & H. Chapman 5/1893:311 - J.M. Clapp Collection - John H. Clapp Collection, sold intact in 1942 - Louis E. Eliasberg, Sr. Collection - Bowers & Ruddy 10/1982:357 - Kevin Lipton - Goliad Corporation (Mike Brownlee), sold privately in 8/1984 - 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  
2 MS64 estimated grade  
10 MS63+ PCGS grade

David Akers (1975/88): This is the final year of this type and although not particularly scarce as a date, choice uncirculated specimens are difficult to obtain. Almost every specimen I have seen was softly struck in the centers and a well struck 1807 is a rarity.

 


Ron Guth: The 1807 Half Eagle of the Turban Head style (Bust Right) is a common coin as far as early gold goes, though it is less common than some of the other dates of the type (such as 1803 and 1806) .  Even Mint State examples are plentiful, with quite a few available in MS62 and MS63.  The finest example is a single PCGS MS65+ from Stack's section of Auction '79.

Akers wrote "Almost every specimen I have seen was softly struck in the centers" but most of the examples we've encountered are fairly well struck, at least no less so than other dates.  It is true that a fully struck 1807 Bust Right $5 would be very rare, but that is true of the other dates, as well.