Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $5 (1839-1908)
Mint: Dahlonega
Mintage: 22,896
Catalog: KM-69
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 8.3590g
AGW: 0.2419oz
Melt Value: $264.01 (8/3/2015)
Diameter: 21.6mm
Edge: Reeded
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1840 D $5 MS obverse 1840 D $5 MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

In 1840, the obverse of the half eagle was modified again. Liberty's neck was redesigned with a less obvious curve than seen on the 1839 issues. Most importantly, the mintmark was moved to the reverse where it would stay on all regular issue United States half eagles until 1933. The 1840-D is tied for the eighth rarest Dahlonega half eagle in terms of its overall rarity. An estimated 120-140 pieces are known with 22-27 in AU and another five to seven in Uncirculated.

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1840 D $5 MS
  GVGFVFXF5053555861626364656667686970
Base $ 950 1075 1550 2400 3450 6250 7000 8700 12500 20250 31000 57500 - - - - - - -
$ 3850 - - 9500 - - - - - - - - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 73
Low Grade: F
Average Grade: 53
High Grade: 63


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2/11/2007 NGC MS 61   Goldberg February 11-14, 2007 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 39/Lot# 2272 $13,800.00
8/15/2011 NGC AU 50   Stack's Bowers The August 2011 Chicago ANA World's Fair of Money Auction, 115/Lot# 9374 $3,852.50
10/18/2012 NGC AU 50   Heritage Auctions 2012 October 18-21 ANA US Coins Signature Auction - Dallas Session(4), 1175/Lot# 5859 $3,965.63
1/9/2013 PCGS AU 53   Heritage Auctions 2013 January 9-13 US Coin FUN Signature Auction - Orlando Session(6), 1181/Lot# 7117 $6,462.50
2/22/2013 PCGS   Stack's Bowers The March 2013 Baltimore Auction, 181/Lot# 4198 $2,585.00
6/16/2013 PCGS Genuine AU   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 06/16/2013, 79/Lot# 121808 $1,925.00
8/5/2014 PCGS Genuine F   Heritage Auctions 2014 August 5, 7 & 9 ANA US Coins Signature Auction - Chicago Session(5), 1208/Lot# 8538 $881.25


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1840 D $5 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base14501558168319692352309241114319482055156048675379608428884913112180782552036647111
148615991778209625983431418044865051569262837155811685681027014767205582922936647110
000000418044865051569262837155811685681027014767205582922936647100
000000424946535283587065187557827287081169116422230393293836647100
1840 D $5 MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base11130516332055297337344319501854095918621964787818872713442186002619837532111
14351414177323613226392945525148557860186305692481211029815161211322997637532110
000000392945525148557860186305692481211029815161211322997637532100
000000412447855278574861186391737184241187016880236653375437532100
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Grade: MS 62
Points: 8428
Owner: NGC EXHIBIT
 
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