Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $5 (1839-1908)
Mint: Dahlonega
Mintage: 10,366
Catalog: KM-69
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 8.3590g
AGW: 0.2419oz
Melt Value: $290.84 (11/25/2014)
Diameter: 21.6mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1859 D $5 MS obverse 1859 D $5 MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

With just 10,366 pieces struck, the 1859-D has the second lowest mintage figure of any Dahlonega half eagle. This is a fairly scarce coin in all grades and it is usually found in Extremely Fine. There are an estimated 28-32 examples believed extant today in AU and another seven to eight in Uncirculated.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 11/11/2014

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1859 D $5 MS
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Base $ 1250 1450 1775 2300 2900 2900 4000 4400 5700 6900 11750 13250 25000 39000 - - - - - - -
$ 3100 4300 4850 6250 7450 12750 15000 - - - - - - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 109
Low Grade: VG
Average Grade: 53
High Grade: 65


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Auction Prices Realized

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1/28/2004 NGC AU 55   Heritage Auctions 2004 January Long Beach Signature Sale #342, 342/Lot# 9037 $5,462.50
7/14/2004 NGC AU 50   Teletrade Auction 1909, 1909/Lot# 1870 $3,300.00
10/22/2007 NGC AU 53   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 188, 194/Lot# 8837 $3,450.00
5/24/2009 NGC MS 60   Goldberg May 24-27, 2009 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 53/Lot# 1283 $7,188.00
1/5/2011 NGC AU 53   Heritage Auctions 2011 January Tampa FUN Signature & Platinum Night US Coin Auction Session(5), 1151/Lot# 6911 $2,530.00
8/11/2011 PCGS AU 55   Heritage Auctions 2011 August Chicago Signature US Coin & Platinum Night Auction Session(4), 1158/Lot# 5543 $4,025.00
2/28/2012 PCGS AU 50   Stack's Bowers The March 2012 Baltimore Auction, 135/Lot# 7545 $2,875.00
5/30/2012 NGC Details AU Details  Heritage Auctions 2012 May 30- June 3 US Coins Signature Auction- Long Beach Session(3), 1171/Lot# 5027 $1,840.00
10/31/2014 NGC MS 88   Stack's Bowers November Baltimore 2014, 6039/Lot# 5389 $1,997.50


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1859 D $5 MS
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Base16091730192820872302280730093406415145525066536759227317847213126184332633638248111
164917961981215824702874314136544284472351665552638777021002314895210673030638248110
000000314136544284472351665552638777021002314895210673030638248100
000000327339024418489452665737685280871157416664237013427738248100
1859 D $5 MS Prooflike
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Grade: MS 64
Points: 16664
Owner: NGC EXHIBIT
 
Grade: AU 58
Points: 5066
Owner: leeper
 
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