Coin Specifications

Category: Classic Head $5 (1834-1838)
Mint: Dahlonega
Mintage: 20,583
Catalog: KM-57
Obverse Designer: William Kneass
Reverse Designer: William Kneass
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.8990
Weight: 8.3600g
AGW: 0.2416oz
Melt Value: $316.30 (7/23/2014)
Diameter: 22.5mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1838 D $5 MS obverse 1838 D $5 MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

The 1838-D half eagle is among the most popular Dahlonega issues. It is the first half eagle struck in this mint and the only issue that employs the Classic Head design. It appears that some were saved as first-year-of-issue souvenirs, as it is slightly more available in higher grades than one might expect. An estimated 40-52 AUs are known in addition to six to eight Uncirculated pieces.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 8/16/2013

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1838 D $5 MS
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Base $ - 1000 1400 2700 5750 5750 10800 12000 15500 23750 30250 32500 40500 60000 - - - - - - -
$ 6350 12000 13250 17250 27500 32750 35500 44500 66000 - - - - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 133
Low Grade: F
Average Grade: 50
High Grade: 63


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Auction Prices Realized

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2/28/1996 PCGS XF 45   Teletrade Auction 0819, 819/Lot# 847 $2,373.75
8/8/2007 PCGS MS 62   Heritage Auctions 2007 Milwaukee, WI (ANA) Signature Coin Auction #444, 444/Lot# 1919 $37,375.00
10/13/2011 NGC Details XF Details  Heritage Auctions 2011 October 13-16 US Coins Signature Auction #1160- Pittsburgh Session(3), 1160/Lot# 4888 $2,645.00
1/29/2012 PCGS   Goldberg January 29 - February 1, 2012 The Pre-Long Beach Auction, 67/Lot# 1482 $2,760.00
2/28/2012 NGC AU 53   Stack's Bowers The March 2012 Baltimore Auction, 135/Lot# 7490 $9,775.00
6/16/2013 PCGS Genuine XF   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 06/16/2013, 79/Lot# 121806 $2,915.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1838 D $5 MS
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157516411820231832614354506554485851654175198056842993341203917774251303613852813783651006130
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1838 D $5 MS Prooflike
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Grade: MS 63
Points: 12039
Owner: NGC EXHIBIT
 
Grade: AU 50
Points: 5326
Owner: SPPCollection
 
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