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: $288.10 (5/6/2015)
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: 3/31/2015

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1853 D $5 MS
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Base $ 925 1125 1500 1950 2350 3200 3400 4400 6100 9500 13000 19000 52500 - - - - - -
$ - - 3600 4800 6750 - - - - - - - -

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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 325
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 53
High Grade: 64


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Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
6/19/1996 PCGS AU 53   Teletrade Auction 0851, 851/Lot# 1882 $1,688.00
1/5/2011 PCGS XF 40   Heritage Auctions 2011 January Tampa FUN Signature & Platinum Night US Coin Auction Session(5), 1151/Lot# 6901 $1,782.50
3/31/2011 NGC XF 45   Stack's Bowers The March 2011 Baltimore Auction, 83/Lot# 6526 $2,443.75
1/29/2012 NGC Details AU Details  Goldberg January 29 - February 1, 2012 The Pre-Long Beach Auction, 67/Lot# 1542 $1,438.00
7/11/2013 NGC XF 40   Heritage Auctions 2013 July 11 - 14 US Coins Signature Auction - Orlando Session(2), 1187/Lot# 3640 $1,292.50
6/1/2014 PCGS   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 06/01/2014, 198/Lot# 197008 $991.83
10/30/2014 PCGS MS 64   Stack's Bowers November Baltimore 2014, 6039/Lot# 10044 $70,500.00


NGC Registry

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