Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $5 (1839-1908)
Mint: Dahlonega
Mintage: 22,432
Catalog: KM-69
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 8.3590g
AGW: 0.2419oz
Melt Value: $294.39 (9/19/2014)
Diameter: 21.6mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1855 D $5 MS obverse 1855 D $5 MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

The 1855-D is the fifth rarest Dahlonega half eagle in higher grades. Of the 125-150 pieces known only two dozen or so grade AU while another four or five exist in Uncirculated.

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1855 D $5 MS
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 86
Low Grade: VF
Average Grade: 53
High Grade: 64


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Auction Prices Realized

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Date
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Grade
Auction House
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Price
2/21/1996 PCGS VF 25   Teletrade Auction 0817, 817/Lot# 854 $580.25
5/30/2005 NGC AU 58   Goldberg May 30 - June 16, 2005 Pre-Long Beach Coin Auction, 31/Lot# 899 $5,463.00
1/7/2009 PCGS XF 40   Heritage Auctions 2009 January Orlando, FL FUN Auction #1121, 1121/Lot# 5427 $2,530.00
10/16/2011 PCGS VF 25   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131143/Lot# 28773 $1,840.00
1/9/2013 NGC XF 45   Heritage Auctions 2013 January 9-13 US Coin FUN Signature Auction - Orlando Session(6), 1181/Lot# 7192 $2,820.00
5/26/2013 PCGS Genuine VF   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 05/26/2013, 76/Lot# 117851 $825.00
7/27/2013 NGC AU 53   Stack's Bowers The August 2013 Chicago ANA World's Fair of Money , 192/Lot# 5174 $3,525.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1855 D $5 MS
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000000310538794488503254515685597576481119615909225123239736105100
1855 D $5 MS Prooflike
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Grade: MS 61
Points: 5747
Owner: NGC EXHIBIT
 
Grade: AU 58
Points: 5227
Owner: (none)
 
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