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: $282.31 (7/5/2015)
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: 9/11/2014

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1838 D $5 MS
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 132
Low Grade: F
Average Grade: 50
High Grade: 63


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Auction Prices Realized

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Grade
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Price
2/28/1996 PCGS XF 45   Teletrade Auction 0819, 819/Lot# 847 $2,373.75
2/12/1999 NGC MS 61   Heritage Auctions 1999 February Long Beach Sale #197, 197/Lot# 6230 $27,600.00
1/29/2012 NGC Details XF Details  Goldberg January 29 - February 1, 2012 The Pre-Long Beach Auction, 67/Lot# 1483 $1,782.50
6/16/2013 PCGS Genuine XF   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 06/16/2013, 79/Lot# 121806 $2,915.00
8/30/2013 NGC AU 50   Stack's Bowers The September 2013 Philadelphia Auction, 195/Lot# 3404 $3,525.00
5/12/2014 NGC   Stack's Bowers iAuction 3481, 6030/Lot# 20750 $4,523.75
8/5/2014 PCGS AU 55   Heritage Auctions 2014 August 5, 7 & 9 ANA US Coins Signature Auction - Chicago Session(4), 1208/Lot# 5651 $21,737.50


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1838 D $5 MS
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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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