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

1829 $5 Small Size (Regular Strike)

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PCGS MS65+

PCGS MS61
PCGS #:
8151
Diameter:
23.80 millimeters
Designer:
Robert Scot & John Reich
Weight:
8.75 grams
Edge:
Reeded
Mintage:
32,076
Metal Content:
91.7% Gold, 8.3% Copper
Auction Record:
$431,250 • PCGS MS61 • 1-3-2012 • Heritage
Rarity and Survival Estimates (Explain)
Grades Survival
Estimate 
Numismatic
Rarity 
Relative Rarity
By Type 
Relative Rarity
By Series 
All Grades 8 R-9.6 2 / 9 6 / 42 TIE
60 or Better 6 R-9.7 2 / 9 7 / 42 TIE
65 or Better 2 R-9.9 1 / 9 TIE 3 / 42 TIE
Condition Census (Explain) Show more rows
Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS65+ PCGS grade

This coin has been offered as a Proof in the past.

Byron Reed Collection - Western Heritage Museum - Spink America & Christie's 10/1996:118, $374,000

2 MS63 PCGS grade  
3 MS62 PCGS grade  
4 MS61 PCGS grade

Rev. Foster Ely  - Scott Stamp & Coin Co. 11/1888:43 - Harlan Page Smith Collection - Chapman Brothers 5/1906:219 - W.F. Dunham Collection - B. Max Mehl 6/1941:2102 - unknown intermediaries - Kagin's 11/1974:1618 - Julian Leidman 8/1978 - Harry W. Bass, Jr. Collection - Bowers & Merena 10/1999:821 - Harvey B. Jacobson, Jr. Collection - Heritage 1/2012:4682, $431,250

5 AU58 estimated grade  
Condition Census (Explain) Show fewer rows
Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS65+ PCGS grade

This coin has been offered as a Proof in the past.

Byron Reed Collection - Western Heritage Museum - Spink America & Christie's 10/1996:118, $374,000

2 MS63 PCGS grade  
3 MS62 PCGS grade  
4 MS61 PCGS grade

Rev. Foster Ely  - Scott Stamp & Coin Co. 11/1888:43 - Harlan Page Smith Collection - Chapman Brothers 5/1906:219 - W.F. Dunham Collection - B. Max Mehl 6/1941:2102 - unknown intermediaries - Kagin's 11/1974:1618 - Julian Leidman 8/1978 - Harry W. Bass, Jr. Collection - Bowers & Merena 10/1999:821 - Harvey B. Jacobson, Jr. Collection - Heritage 1/2012:4682, $431,250

5 AU58 estimated grade  
5 AU58 estimated grade  
5 AU58 estimated grade  
5 AU58 estimated grade  

David Akers (1975/88): In 1829, the design of the Half Eagle was completely reworked by William Kneass. There are a lot more differences between this 1829 variety and the previous one than just a date size difference and this is the reason I have opted for distinguishing them as Large Planchet and Small Planchet types rather than as Large Date and Small Date varieties as has historically been the case. The Small Planchet is less rare than the Large Planchet type but it is still a great rarity, more rare in fact than the 1815, 1828 or 1819. There are 10-12 known specimens at the present time.