Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $5 (1839-1908)
Mint: Dahlonega
Mintage: 18,939
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 8.3600g
AGW: 0.2419oz
Melt Value: $437.77 (11/24/2020)
Diameter: 21.6mm
Edge: Reeded
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1839 D $5 MS obverse 1839 D $5 MS reverse
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Description & Analysis

Jeff Garrett: The 1839-D half eagle is another very popular issue from the Dahlonega Mint. The mintmark is found on the obverse, making the 1839 type different from the later issues of the Liberty Head half eagle. When found, the average 1839-D half eagle usually grades Very Fine or Extremely Fine. The issue is quite rare in About Uncirculated condition. Less than a dozen coins are known at the Uncirculated level, and none of them are choice. The finest examples seen by the authors include the Duke’s Creek specimen, the Harry W. Cass Jr. coin, and an attractive Mint State coin in the Smithsonian Collection. In comparison to the later issues from the Dahlonega Mint, most of the 1839-D half eagles are well struck.

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Last Updated: 8/27/2019

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1839 D $5 MS
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 117
Low Grade: G
Average Grade: 50
High Grade: 62

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NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 11/24/2020 1839 D $5 MS
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Base-11317122112131516123--------117
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NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1839 D $5 MS PL
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Base17992486264829133363409546175519587967207112793085419740127791788326940400343333
202825402736306336074269491856396159685173858134894110753144802090231305400343333
000000491856396159685173858134894110753144802090231305400343300
000000521857596440698176578337934011766161822392135669400343300
1839 D $5 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base216122682401267129104312443152225407638573577597796090461238212968135741431915094159001703618231
2197231224912751337743524695528457336709743777188322101581257713170138221457715363162791743419143
00000046955284573367097437771883221015812577131701382214577153631627900
00000049585345605970337517783986841127012773133721407114836156311665700
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Grade: MS 61
Points: 7960
Owner: NGC EXHIBIT
 
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