Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $5 (1839-1908)
Mint: Dahlonega
Mintage: 29,392
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 8.3600g
AGW: 0.2419oz
Melt Value: $361.21 (10/23/2019)
Diameter: 21.6mm
Edge: Reeded
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1841 D $5 MS obverse 1841 D $5 MS reverse
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Description & Analysis

Jeff Garrett: The 1841-D half eagle is a moderately scarce coin in the lower states of preservation. Most pieces found for sale are in Very Fine or Extremely Fine condition. Finding a problem-free example even at that level can be difficult. About Uncirculated coins of the date are scarce, but they do show up at auction on occasion. There are about two dozen coins known that can qualify as Mint State. The coin most popularly considered the finest known of the date is the famed NGC MS-65 Duke’s Creek Collection example. The coin last sold for $88,000 in 1995 in the auction of the Ed Milas No Motto Half Eagle Collection. The date is sometimes seen with rather substantial obverse die cracks.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 8/28/2019

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1841 D $5 MS
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Base $ 1150 1450 1800 2750 3450 5000 5300 6250 7000 13000 14000 19000 23000 41000 80000 - - - - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 109
Low Grade: VF
Average Grade: 50
High Grade: 65

The chart showing VF series, 40 series, 45 series, 50 series, 53 series, 55 series, 58 series, 60 series, 61 series, 62 series, 63 series, 64 series, 65 series.
NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 10/22/2019 1841 D $5 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base----1514176101510485311-----109
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Total----1514176101510485312-----110
 ----14 %13 %15 %5 %9 %14 %9 %4 %7 %5 %3 %1 %2 %----- 

Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
5/12/1999 PCGS MS 61   Teletrade Auction 1162, 1162/Lot# 2027 $11,550.00
2/11/2007 NGC MS 61   Goldberg February 11-14, 2007 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 39/Lot# 2277 $10,925.00
4/27/2011 NGC AU 55   Heritage Auctions 2011 April Rosemont CSNS Signature & Platinum Night US Coin Auction Session(5), 1154/Lot# 6473 $4,600.00
7/26/2012 NGC VF 20   Stack's Bowers The August 2012 Philadelphia ANA World's Fair of Money Auction, 140/Lot# 422 $881.25
6/16/2013 PCGS Genuine AU   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 06/16/2013, 79/Lot# 121809 $1,712.70
6/8/2014 NGC Details AU Details  Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131424/Lot# 26311 $1,880.00
9/7/2016 PCGS XF 40   Heritage Auctions 2016 September 7 - 11 Long Beach Expo US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(3), 1239/Lot# 4614 $3,055.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1841 $5 MS D Prooflike
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Base1589177419412214271031243581389443505137610964887465872796293333333
1651183020322379284832763685404646125461623568147886902896293333330
0000003685404646125461623568147886902896293333300
0000003790419848755785636271398306932896293333300
1841 $5 MS D
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1707186519892124282132383496380039194290486556386169675379608929115751223812928136471466215733
176019062034235629603324359738404043448251235815636471558283981111796124681316813985150190
00000035973840404344825123581563647155828398111179612468131681398500
000000369938794166467353805992655875588606106931201712698134071432400
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Grade: MS 65
Points: 11796
Owner: NGC EXHIBIT
 
Grade: MS 60
Points: 5638
Owner: Longstreet Collection
 
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