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

1828/7 $5 (Regular Strike)

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PCGS MS63


Image courtesy of David Akers/Paramount

PCGS MS63
PCGS #:
8138
Diameter:
25.00 millimeters
Designer:
Robert Scot & John Reich
Weight:
8.75 grams
Edge:
Reeded
Mintage:
Metal Content:
91.7% Gold, 8.3% Copper
Auction Record:
$632,500 • NGC MS64 • 1-3-2012 • Heritage
Rarity and Survival Estimates (Explain)
Grades Survival
Estimate 
Numismatic
Rarity 
Relative Rarity
By Type 
Relative Rarity
By Series 
All Grades 2 R-9.9 1 / 22 TIE 1 / 42 TIE
60 or Better 2 R-9.9 2 / 22 TIE 4 / 42 TIE
65 or Better 0 R-10.1 1 / 22 1 / 42
Condition Census (Explain)
Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS63 PCGS grade

Possibly George Seavey - Lorin G. Parmelee Collection - New York Coin & Stamp 6/1890:978 - H.P. Smith Collection - S.H. & H. Chapman 5/1906:216 - John Clapp Collection, sold intact in 1942 - Louis E. Eliasberg, Sr. Collection - Bowers & Ruddy 10/1982:385, $44,000

1 MS63 estimated grade  

Byron Reed Collection - Western Heritage Museum - Spink America & Christie's 10/1996:117, $159,500 - Dr. Juan XII Suros Collection - Superior 2/1999:247, $184,000 - Harvey Jacobson, Jr. Collection - Heritage 1/2012:4680, $632,500

3 MS63 PCGS grade  
Plate coin in Bass-Dannreuther for the BD-1 (1828/7 Reverse of 1826) variety
 
Waldo C. Newcomer Collection - Col. E.H.R. Green - King Farouk of Egypt - Sotheby's "Palace Collection" 2/1954:244 - Dr. Clifford Smith Collection - Stack's 5/1955:1690 - Stack's 8/1976:2944 - R.E. "Ted" Naftzger, Jr. Collection - Paramount FPL - Paramount “Auction ‘82” 8/1982:1932 - Harry W. Bass, Jr. Collection - Harry W. Bass, Jr. Research Foundation
3 MS62 estimated grade  
BD-2 Unique
 
Col. James W. Flanagan, purchased from Stack's in January 1940 for $845 - Stack's 3/1944:1103 - J.F. Bell Collection - Stack's 12/1944:349 - Dupont Collection - Farish Baldenhofer Collection - Stack's 11/1955:1245 - Stack's 5/1958:1235 - Samuel W. Wolfson Collection - Stack's 10/1962:371 - John Murrell - Paramount “Auction ‘80” 8/1980:927 - David Akers “Auction ‘88” 7/1988:903 - Bowers & Merena 6/1989:377 - Michael Keston Collection - Superior 1/1996:118, $137,500 - Dr. Richard Ariagno Collection - Goldbergs 5/31/1999:719, $159,500
5 AU55 estimated grade  

Mathew Stickney Collection - Henry Chapman 6/1907:670 - Virgil Brand Collection - J.C. Morgenthau 10/1933:222 - possibly Louis Eliasberg, who sold duplicates under the pseudonym “H.R. Lee” - Stack's 10/1947:1247 - Clifford T. Weihman - Josiah K. Lilly Collection - National Numismatic Collection at the Smithsonian Institution

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

Possibly George Seavey - Lorin G. Parmelee Collection - New York Coin & Stamp 6/1890:978 - H.P. Smith Collection - S.H. & H. Chapman 5/1906:216 - John Clapp Collection, sold intact in 1942 - Louis E. Eliasberg, Sr. Collection - Bowers & Ruddy 10/1982:385, $44,000

1 MS63 estimated grade  

Byron Reed Collection - Western Heritage Museum - Spink America & Christie's 10/1996:117, $159,500 - Dr. Juan XII Suros Collection - Superior 2/1999:247, $184,000 - Harvey Jacobson, Jr. Collection - Heritage 1/2012:4680, $632,500

3 MS63 PCGS grade  
Plate coin in Bass-Dannreuther for the BD-1 (1828/7 Reverse of 1826) variety
 
Waldo C. Newcomer Collection - Col. E.H.R. Green - King Farouk of Egypt - Sotheby's "Palace Collection" 2/1954:244 - Dr. Clifford Smith Collection - Stack's 5/1955:1690 - Stack's 8/1976:2944 - R.E. "Ted" Naftzger, Jr. Collection - Paramount FPL - Paramount “Auction ‘82” 8/1982:1932 - Harry W. Bass, Jr. Collection - Harry W. Bass, Jr. Research Foundation
3 MS62 estimated grade  
BD-2 Unique
 
Col. James W. Flanagan, purchased from Stack's in January 1940 for $845 - Stack's 3/1944:1103 - J.F. Bell Collection - Stack's 12/1944:349 - Dupont Collection - Farish Baldenhofer Collection - Stack's 11/1955:1245 - Stack's 5/1958:1235 - Samuel W. Wolfson Collection - Stack's 10/1962:371 - John Murrell - Paramount “Auction ‘80” 8/1980:927 - David Akers “Auction ‘88” 7/1988:903 - Bowers & Merena 6/1989:377 - Michael Keston Collection - Superior 1/1996:118, $137,500 - Dr. Richard Ariagno Collection - Goldbergs 5/31/1999:719, $159,500
5 AU55 estimated grade  

Mathew Stickney Collection - Henry Chapman 6/1907:670 - Virgil Brand Collection - J.C. Morgenthau 10/1933:222 - possibly Louis Eliasberg, who sold duplicates under the pseudonym “H.R. Lee” - Stack's 10/1947:1247 - Clifford T. Weihman - Josiah K. Lilly Collection - National Numismatic Collection at the Smithsonian Institution

Ron Guth: 1. NGC MS64.  Waldo Newcomer (Inventory No. 116) - Col. E.H.R. Green - Flanagan 1944 - Lee 1947 - Farouk 1954 - Smith 1955 - ANA 1976 - Ted Naftzger - Dr. Juan Suros Collection - Superior 2/1999:247, $184,000

2. NGC MS63.  Bell 1944 - Baldenhofer 1955 - Wolfson 1962 - Auction '80:927 - Michael Keston Collection - Superior 1996:118 -Goldbergs 5/1999:719, $159,500

3. Harlan P. Smith Collection - Chapman Borthers 5/1906 - John C. Clapp Collection - Louis Eliasberg - Bowers & Ruddy 1982 - Stan Kesselman

4. Byron Reed - Spink

5. Josiah Lilly Collection - National Numismatic Collection at the Smithsonian Institution

Breen (1988) has the Lilly coin coming from the Lee Collection


David Akers (1975/88): All known specimens are more or less uncirculated. The VF listing for the Farouk Sale is for the same coin that later appeared in the Clifford Smith Sale and the 1976 ANA Sale as uncirculated. (See 1827 for my comments on the Farouk Sale "cataloguing".) This overdate is a great rarity, every bit as rare, if not more so, than the famous 1815. At most 10-12 specimens are known today. There is also one specimen called "proof" in the famous Louis Eliasberg Collection.