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SERIES: Classic Head $5 1834-1838
LEVEL: Year, MintMark, & Major Variety

1836 $5 (Regular Strike)

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PCGS MS64+

PCGS MS64+

PCGS MS64
PCGS #:
8174
Diameter:
22.50 millimeters
Designer:
William Kneass
Weight:
8.24 grams
Edge:
Reeded
Mintage:
553,147
Metal Content:
89.9% Gold, 10.1% Copper
Auction Record:
$74,750 • PCGS MS65 • 4-1-2008 • 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 1,150 R-4.9 7 / 8 7 / 8
60 or Better 175 R-7.2 7 / 8 7 / 8
65 or Better 4 R-9.8 2 / 8 2 / 8
Condition Census (Explain) Show more rows
Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS65 PCGS grade  

Heritage 4/2008:2437, $74,750 - Heritage 8/2011:7548 - Heritage 4/2015:5327, $67,562.50

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

Heritage 4/2008:2437, $74,750 - Heritage 8/2011:7548 - Heritage 4/2015:5327, $67,562.50

1 MS65 PCGS grade  
3 MS64+ PCGS grade
3 MS64 PCGS grade
3 MS64 PCGS grade  
3 MS64 PCGS grade  
3 MS64 PCGS grade  
3 MS64 PCGS grade  
3 MS64 PCGS grade  
3 MS64 PCGS grade  
David Akers (1975/88): Next to the 1834 Plain 4, the 1836 is the most common date of this type. It is available in all grades up to and including average uncirculated but truly choice examples are not particularly common. Many specimens are softly struck on the hair curls around the face.