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

1818 $5 (Regular Strike)

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PCGS MS65

PCGS MS63

PCGS MS63
PCGS #:
8119
Diameter:
25.00 millimeters
Designer:
Robert Scot & John Reich
Weight:
8.75 grams
Edge:
Reeded
Mintage:
48,588
Metal Content:
91.7% Gold, 8.3% Copper
Auction Record:
$52,900 • PCGS MS65 • 2-8-1999 • Superior Galleries
Rarity and Survival Estimates (Explain)
Grades Survival
Estimate 
Numismatic
Rarity 
Relative Rarity
By Type 
Relative Rarity
By Series 
All Grades 67 R-8.3 17 / 22 28 / 42
60 or Better 30 R-8.9 16 / 22 28 / 42
65 or Better 2 R-9.9 3 / 22 TIE 3 / 42 TIE
Condition Census (Explain) Show more rows
Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS65 PCGS grade  
2 MS64 estimated grade  
3 MS63 PCGS grade
3 MS63 PCGS grade  
3 MS63 PCGS grade  
Condition Census (Explain) Show fewer rows
Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS65 PCGS grade  
2 MS64 estimated grade  
3 MS63 PCGS grade
3 MS63 PCGS grade  
3 MS63 PCGS grade  
3 MS63 PCGS grade  
3 MS63 estimated grade  
3 MS63 estimated grade  
3 MS63 estimated grade  
10 MS62 PCGS grade  
David Akers (1975/88): In 1818, the head of Liberty was modified slightly and is of lower relief than on the issues from 1813-1815. In my experience, the difference in rarity between the so-called "normal dies" variety, the variety with STATESOF as one word, and the variety with 5D over 50 is minimal. At any rate, none of the three major varieties commands a premium price over the others. As a date, the 1818 is decidedly more rare than the 1813 but not quite as rare as the 1814/3 and 1820 Square Base 2. Choice uncirculated specimens are very rare.