Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $5 (1839-1908)
Mint: Dahlonega
Mintage: 62,710
Catalog: KM-69
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 8.3590g
AGW: 0.2419oz
Melt Value: $316.72 (7/29/2014)
Diameter: 21.6mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1851 D $5 MS obverse 1851 D $5 MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

There are an estimated 115 to 135 1851-D half eagles known. Around two dozen of these grade AU and another four or five pieces grade Uncirculated.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 7/9/2014

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1851 D $5 MS
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Base $ 925 1125 1425 1775 2750 2750 3900 4450 5400 7850 12500 15000 22000 - - - - - - - -
$ 3000 4250 4850 5900 8700 13750 16500 - - - - - - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 125
Low Grade: VG
Average Grade: 50
High Grade: 63


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Auction Prices Realized

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2/10/2008 NGC AU 58   Goldberg February 10-13, 2008 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 44/Lot# 2384 $4,945.00
9/7/2009 PCGS AU 50   Teletrade Auction 2742, 2742/Lot# 1901 $2,760.00
1/6/2011 NGC Details UNC Details  David Lawrence Rare Coins Thursday - Internet Auction # 547, 554/Lot# 5077 $3,651.25
2/28/2012 PCGS F 15   Stack's Bowers The March 2012 Baltimore Auction, 135/Lot# 7524 $1,610.00
5/15/2014 NGC XF 45   Heritage Auctions Weekly World and Ancient Coin Auction Session(1), 231421/Lot# 63037 $96.35
6/29/2014 PCGS F 12   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 06/29/2014, 187/Lot# 194039 $1,400.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1851 D $5 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1047111811931309180826483011332442984796541657715933666568208849127941732723901335603478136035
1070114312311475208827693115364844645002553458256177671674961016414305195182712033967351990
000000311536484464500255345825617767167496101641430519518271203396700
000000321939734630520956525879642167688172114791581621709303403437400
1851 D $5 MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1111118612641384190427763151347431412889244520826211691770779160132011783724546343893563336910
1136121213041557219429013258347431412889244534586446697077711050714746200732782734803360580
000000325834743141288924453458644669707771105071474620073278273480300
000000336634743141288924454834668170238465118541629122309311083521800
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Grade: MS 64
Points: 8849
Owner: NGC EXHIBIT
 
Grade: AU 58
Points: 5416
Owner: (none)
 
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