Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $5 (1839-1908)
Mint: Dahlonega
Mintage: 89,678
Catalog: KM-69
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 8.3590g
AGW: 0.2419oz
Melt Value: $315.44 (7/28/2014)
Diameter: 21.6mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1853 D $5 MS obverse 1853 D $5 MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

The 1853-D is the most available Dahlonega half eagle and it is the only issue that is seen in Uncirculated with any degree of regularity. There are an estimated 15 to 20 pieces known in Uncirculated with most in the MS60 to MS62 grade range. In properly graded MS63, the 1853-D is very rare.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 7/9/2014

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1853 D $5 MS
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Base $ 925 1125 1450 1750 2375 2375 3350 3500 4400 5900 8250 10750 13000 20000 51000 - - - - - -
$ 2575 3650 3750 4800 6550 9000 11750 15000 24000 - - - - -
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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 316
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 53
High Grade: 64


Upcoming Auctions

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Date
Grade
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8/9/2014 AU 55   Heritage Auctions 2014 August 5, 7 & 9 ANA US Coins Signature Auction - Chicago Session(2), 1208/Lot# 3884
8/9/2014 AU 53   Heritage Auctions 2014 August 5, 7 & 9 ANA US Coins Signature Auction - Chicago Session(2), 1208/Lot# 3883


Auction Prices Realized

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Grade
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Price
10/30/2001 NGC AU 50   Heritage Auctions Exclusively Internet Auction #21111, 21111/Lot# 1525 $1,600.00
2/27/2003 PCGS AU 58   Heritage Auctions 2003 February Long Beach Signature Sale #314, 314/Lot# 8226 $2,990.00
3/28/2004 NGC AU 58   Teletrade Auction 1862, 1862/Lot# 1360 $4,400.00
2/5/2006 NGC MS 61   Goldberg February 5-8, 2006 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 34/Lot# 1134 $8,050.00
4/6/2006 NGC MS 62   Heritage Auctions 2006 April Atlanta, GA (ANA) Signature Auction #402, 402/Lot# 1872 $11,500.00
3/31/2011 NGC XF 45   Stack's Bowers The March 2011 Baltimore Auction, 83/Lot# 6526 $2,443.75
4/10/2011 PCGS AU 50   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 04/10/2011, 110/Lot# 6921 $2,365.00
1/9/2013 NGC Details XF Details  Heritage Auctions 2013 January 9-13 US Coin FUN Signature Auction - Orlando Session(6), 1181/Lot# 7177 $1,292.50


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1853 D $5 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base11111753204827273238371239844347456546944935668594501256217139238113366611
11158518512274289733963802410544194608477455187606104871408719363270963366610
000000289733963802410544194608477455187606104871408719363270963366600
000000306735543893422644924651485461018528115241561321587303813366600
1853 D $5 MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1111111111111111111111
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Grade: MS 64
Points: 9450
Owner: NGC EXHIBIT
 
Grade: AU 58
Points: 4347
Owner: (none)
 
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