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

1830 $5 (Regular Strike)

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PCGS MS65
PCGS #:
8152
Diameter:
23.80 millimeters
Designer:
Robert Scot & John Reich
Weight:
8.75 grams
Edge:
Reeded
Mintage:
126,351
Metal Content:
91.7% Gold, 8.3% Copper
Auction Record:
$241,500 • PCGS MS65 • 11-13-2009 • Bowers & Merena
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Rarity and Survival Estimates (Explain)
Grades Survival
Estimate 
Numismatic
Rarity 
Relative Rarity
By Type 
Relative Rarity
By Series 
All Grades 27 R-8.9 5 / 9 17 / 42 TIE
60 or Better 16 R-9.3 5 / 9 TIE 18 / 42 TIE
65 or Better 3 R-9.8 7 / 9 TIE 19 / 42 TIE
Condition Census (Explain) Show more rows
Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS66 PCGS grade  
1 MS66 PCGS grade  
3 MS65 PCGS grade

Bowers & Merena 11/2009:3685 (as PCGS MS65), $241,500

4 MS64+ PCGS grade

Heritage 8/2012:5357 (as PCGS MS64+ 24859174), $211,500

5 MS64 PCGS grade  
Condition Census (Explain) Show fewer rows
Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS66 PCGS grade  
1 MS66 PCGS grade  
3 MS65 PCGS grade

Bowers & Merena 11/2009:3685 (as PCGS MS65), $241,500

4 MS64+ PCGS grade

Heritage 8/2012:5357 (as PCGS MS64+ 24859174), $211,500

5 MS64 PCGS grade  
5 MS64 PCGS grade  
5 MS64 estimated grade  
8 MS63 PCGS grade  
8 MS63 PCGS grade  
8 MS63 PCGS grade  

David Hall: There are two major varieties of the 1830 half eagle. One variety has a large "5D" on the reverse and the other variety has a smaller "5D". The large 5D is rarer than the small 5D, though both varieties are quite rare in all grades.