Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $5 (1839-1908)
Mint: Dahlonega
Mintage: 22,896
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 8.3600g
AGW: 0.2419oz
Melt Value: $306.71 (5/27/2017)
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

Jeff Garrett: As is the case with most of the early-issue Liberty Head half eagles, the 1840-D is most often found in the Very Fine to Extremely Fine grade range. About Uncirculated coins can be found, but they are quite rare. Mint State coins do exist, but there are just a few legitimate Uncirculated coins known. The Smithsonian contains three circulated examples, all in various states of About Uncirculated. Some of the finest known coins are from the Duke’s Creek Collection (MS-62) and the Ed Milas Collection of No Motto half eagles. A single coin has been graded MS-63 and last sold at auction in 2004 for $35,650. All of the 1840-D half eagles the authors have seen were the narrow-mill variety.

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Last Updated: 7/25/2016

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1840 D $5 MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 950 1175 1700 2300 3500 6100 7000 8500 13000 16750 21250 31000 57500 - - - - - - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 72
Low Grade: F
Average Grade: 53
High Grade: 63


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Auction Prices Realized

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2/11/2007 PCGS AU 55   Goldberg February 11-14, 2007 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 39/Lot# 2271 $7,762.50
2/4/2009 NGC MS 61   Heritage Auctions 2009 February Long Beach, CA Signature US Coin Auction #1122, 1122/Lot# 2706 $9,200.00
2/15/2010 NGC MS 61   Stack's Bowers The March 2010 Baltimore Auction, 33/Lot# 3740 $16,100.00
4/24/2013 NGC AU 53   Heritage Auctions 2013 April 24 - 28 CSNS US Coin Signature Auction - Chicago Session(7), 1184/Lot# 5755 $4,700.00
6/16/2013 PCGS Genuine AU   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 06/16/2013, 79/Lot# 121808 $1,925.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1840 D $5 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base145016581865226826433238411141724431481757476362698280581007413112180782552036647333
151917271999239328413529413142584560512759526569734187301108714767205592922936647330
000000413142584560512759526569734187301108714767205592922936647300
000000415243454688543761576775769994021209916423230393293836647300
1840 D $5 MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base153117491963238127703386428743504617501559736605724383471041613527186032619837532333
160418202102251129753686430844394750533461846818761190371145315219211352997637532330
000000430844394750533461846818761190371145315219211352997637532300
000000432945284882565463947030797997261249016911236663375437532300
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Grade: MS 62
Points: 8058
Owner: NGC EXHIBIT
 
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