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: 8.36g
AGW: 0.2416oz
Melt Value: $319.88 (7/26/2016)
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

Jeff Garrett: The 1838-D is the third-rarest issue of the type, but not nearly as rare as the 1838-C. This was the first year of coin production at the Dahlonega Mint, and the coin features a mintmark just above the date. All 20,000+ coins were struck from a single die pair. Most survivors are found in circulated condition, although a fair number of nice About Uncirculated examples exist. Mint State examples are very rare, topped by two certified examples at the MS-63 level by NGC. The Smithsonian has three examples, none better than AU-58.

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Last Updated: 3/8/2016

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1838 D $5 MS
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 129
Low Grade: F
Average Grade: 50
High Grade: 63


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Auction Prices Realized

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Service
Grade
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Sale / Lot
Price
5/23/1999 PCGS AU 58   Teletrade Auction 1166, 1166/Lot# 1015 $12,075.00
1/29/2012 PCGS Genuine Genuine   Goldberg January 29 - February 1, 2012 The Pre-Long Beach Auction, 67/Lot# 1482 $2,760.00
2/19/2012 PCGS Genuine Genuine   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131209/Lot# 24547 $2,070.00
6/16/2013 PCGS Genuine XF   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 06/16/2013, 79/Lot# 121806 $2,915.00
1/8/2014 NGC Details UNC Details  Heritage Auctions 2014 January 8 - 12 FUN US Coin Signature Auction - Orlando Session(5), 1201/Lot# 6626 $21,150.00
4/14/2014 NGC   Stack's Bowers iAuction 3477, 6026/Lot# 20720 $4,523.75
8/8/2014 NGC   Stack's Bowers August 2014 Chicago ANA, 6014/Lot# 4347 $2,820.00
3/3/2016 PCGS AU 58   Heritage Auctions 2016 March 3 - 6 ANA US Coins Signature Auction - Dallas Session(3), 1233/Lot# 5069 $32,900.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1838 D $5 MS
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Base155816091707204828604064493553265693616972877984820088891022615666219923140845599672411006131
157516411820231832614354506554485851654175198056842993341203917774251303613852813783651006130
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0000005195557060106914775181288659978013852198832826940868600278948900
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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