Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $5 (1839-1908)
Mint: Dahlonega
Mintage: 18,939
Catalog: KM-69
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 8.3590g
AGW: 0.2419oz
Melt Value: $297.95 (10/25/2014)
Diameter: 21.6mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1839 D $5 MS obverse 1839 D $5 MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

The 1839-D half eagle is a distinct one-year type coin. It features the new Liberty Head design of Christian Gobrecht with the mintmark on the obverse. The Liberty Head motif differs significantly from that seen on the 1840-1861 issues but this fact has been curiously overlooked in the past. This is a much scarcer coin than the 1838-D, especially in high grades. There are an estimated 125-150 pieces known with 25-30 in AU and another five to seven in Uncirculated.

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1839 D $5 MS
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 1700 1950 2350 3250 5200 5200 10250 11750 16000 20250 25000 32500 52500 - - - - - - - -
$ 6600 11250 12750 17500 22000 26500 37500 - - - - - - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 107
Low Grade: VG
Average Grade: 50
High Grade: 62


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1/28/2004 NGC AU 55   Heritage Auctions 2004 January Long Beach Signature Sale #342, 342/Lot# 9010 $7,475.00
2/20/2005 PCGS   Goldberg February 20-23, 2005 Pre-Long Beach Coin Auction, 28/Lot# 2243 $1,955.00
7/27/2005 PCGS AU 50   Heritage Auctions 2005 July San Francisco, CA (ANA) Signature Auction #382, 382/Lot# 7497 $10,062.50
5/30/2007 PCGS AU 58   Heritage Auctions 2007 May/June Long Beach, CA Signature US Coin Auction #438, 438/Lot# 2323 $16,100.00
6/25/2007 NCS VF 20   Teletrade Auction 2386, 2386/Lot# 1975 $1,176.00
10/17/2012 NGC VF 30   Stack's Bowers The November 2012 Baltimore Auction - US and World Lots - Live and Internet Only Sessions, 144/Lot# 5484 $3,639.75
2/24/2013 PCGS XF 40   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 740, 749/Lot# 1315 $4,300.00
2/16/2014 PCGS Genuine AU   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 02/16/2014, 174/Lot# 171543 $3,135.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1839 D $5 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base17071843196922502860373044314935562461696855731774878968123821788326248391051111
175218852062245331503963459951645805639770097373798010106142152067130533391051110
000000459951645805639770097373798010106142152067130533391051100
000000476753945987662671637430847411244160492345934819391051100
1839 D $5 MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base17161818195921382851376543144772584664077112751976319021127751840426940400341111
175018652018237531553948446651306033664272477556809410272146512124931304400341110
000000446651306033664272477556809410272146512124931304400341100
000000461954886220687773837593855711523165272409435669400341100
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Grade: MS 61
Points: 7487
Owner: NGC EXHIBIT
 
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