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SERIES: Capped Bust $5 1807-1834
LEVEL: Year, MintMark, & Major Variety

1809/8 $5 (Regular Strike)

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PCGS MS66

Overdate Detail

PCGS MS65
PCGS #:
8104
Diameter:
25.00 millimeters
Designer:
John Reich
Weight:
8.75 grams
Edge:
Reeded
Mintage:
33,875
Metal Content:
91.7% Gold, 8.3% Copper
Auction Record:
$126,500 • PCGS MS65 • 1-5-2011 • Heritage
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Rarity and Survival Estimates (Explain)
Grades Survival
Estimate 
Numismatic
Rarity 
Relative Rarity
By Type 
Relative Rarity
By Series 
All Grades 350 R-6.3 7 / 11 37 / 42
60 or Better 150 R-7.5 8 / 11 37 / 42
65 or Better 6 R-9.7 5 / 11 28 / 42 TIE
Condition Census (Explain) Show more rows
Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS66 PCGS grade

F.C.C. Boyd Collection - Numismatic Gallery 1/1946:356 - Paramount (David Akers), sold privately in 8/1985 - D. Brent Pogue Collection - Stack's/Bowers & Sotheby's 2/2016:3136, $152,750

2 MS65 PCGS grade
2 MS65 PCGS grade
2 MS65 PCGS grade
2 MS65 PCGS grade
Condition Census (Explain) Show fewer rows
Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS66 PCGS grade

F.C.C. Boyd Collection - Numismatic Gallery 1/1946:356 - Paramount (David Akers), sold privately in 8/1985 - D. Brent Pogue Collection - Stack's/Bowers & Sotheby's 2/2016:3136, $152,750

2 MS65 PCGS grade
2 MS65 PCGS grade
2 MS65 PCGS grade
2 MS65 PCGS grade
2 MS65 PCGS grade  
7 MS64+ PCGS grade
7 MS64+ PCGS grade  
7 MS64+ PCGS grade  
10 MS64 PCGS grade

David Akers (1975/88): This is one of the most common dates of this type and is reasonably available in all conditions including choice uncirculated. As is the case with most dates of this type, the typical specimen is well struck. Although some cataloguers have listed certain examples as simply "1809", all known specimens are actually overdates.

 

 


Ron Guth: Specialist know of only one die variety for 1809: BD-1 (Breen 1-A).  The overdate status of this variety is unclear.  Both Bass and Dannreuther questioned the undertype, with Dannreuther noting "There is something under the 9, but whether it is an 8 or remnants of an erroneously punched 9 is uncertain."

Numerous MS64 and better examples are known of this variety and date.  The finest example is a single PCGS MS66 from the D. Brent Pogue Collection.

Sources and/or recommended reading:
John W. Dannreuther and Harry W. Bass, Jr., "Early U.S. Gold Coin Varieties"