Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $5 (1839-1908)
Mint: Dahlonega
Catalog: KM-69
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 8.3590g
AGW: 0.2419oz
Melt Value: $310.12 (8/22/2014)
Diameter: 21.6mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1842 D LARGE DATE $5 MS obverse 1842 D LARGE DATE $5 MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

The 1842-D Large Date half eagle has a reported mintage figure of 21,691 pieces, but it is possible that this is incorrect given the small number of coins that have survived. This is the second rarest Dahlonega half eagle in terms of the total number known and it is unquestionably the rarest in high grades. There are 85-95 examples accounted for today and more than 80% of these are in the Very Fine to Extremely Fine range. In About Uncirculated, this is a very rare coin with seven to nine accurately graded pieces known.

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1842 D LARGE DATE $5 MS
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 24
Low Grade: G
Average Grade: 45
High Grade: 61


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Auction Prices Realized

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Price
3/4/1994 PCGS VF 30   Heritage Auctions 1994 New Orleans Bullet Sale #116, 116/Lot# 779 $1,760.00
1/28/2004 NGC AU 58   Heritage Auctions 2004 January Long Beach Signature Sale #342, 342/Lot# 9015 $21,850.00
10/30/2005 NGC AU 55   Teletrade Auction 2111, 2111/Lot# 2454 $14,000.00
5/28/2006 NGC AU 58   Goldberg May 28-31, 2006 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 36/Lot# 3812 $17,825.00
1/9/2008 PCGS AU 55   Heritage Auctions 2008 January Orlando, FL (FUN) Signature Coin Auction #454, 454/Lot# 3169 $18,400.00
6/5/2013 NGC XF 40   Heritage Auctions 2013 June 5 - 9 US Coin Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(3), 1186/Lot# 4768 $4,846.88


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1842 D LARGE DATE $5 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base24642910319433653545439652645922736680948992950213743218713510056760111111
261230043251342538284685548364037608839391621091516452262804232056760111110
000000548364037608839391621091516452262804232056760111100
000000570268847851869293321232919161306904954056760111100
1842 D LARGE DATE $5 MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base11113577449054286153763783849306982914173224763595857983111111
111119338814802566966477886869194801127716940269704329957983111110
000000566966477886869194801127716940269704329957983111100
000000591171428135899896541272519708314645064157983111100
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Grade: MS 61
Points: 13743
Owner: NGC EXHIBIT
 
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