Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $5 (1839-1908)
Mint: Dahlonega
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 8.3600g
AGW: 0.2419oz
Melt Value: $434.27 (4/21/2021)
Diameter: 21.6mm
Edge: Reeded
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1842 D LARGE DATE $5 MS obverse 1842 D LARGE DATE $5 MS reverse
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Description & Analysis

Jeff Garrett: The 1842-D, Large Date, Large Letters is one of the rarest Dahlonega gold coins in high grade. Most of the coins found of the date are heavily circulated or damaged. The 1842-D, Large Date, Large Letters half eagle also has one of the lowest overall populations of certified examples. There are probably fewer than 100 of the variety known in all grades. Mint State examples of the issue are extremely rare. Only the Duke’s Creek, the Green Pond, and one found on the SS New York have attained the lofty grade of MS-61. The SS New York example sold at auction in January, 2010 for $34,500.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 8/28/2019

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1842 D LARGE DATE $5 MS
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Base $ 1500 1900 2750 3950 8500 11500 15500 21500 25000 40000 50000 - - - - - - - - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 25
Low Grade: G
Average Grade: 45
High Grade: 61

The chart showing G series, VG series, F series, VF series, 40 series, 45 series, 50 series, 53 series, 55 series, 58 series, 60 series, 61 series.
NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 4/20/2021 1842 D LARGE DATE $5 MS
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Base-1-23341342-2---------25
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Total-1-23341342-2---------25
 -4%-8%12%12%16%4%12%16%8%-8%--------- 

NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1842 D LARGE DATE $5 MS PL
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Base12061799258531493270464654766109660572767984955410123333333333
14042061277331893729492356876274682975128507974410123333333333
00000056876274682975128507974410123333333300
00000058986440705277489031993310123333333300
1842 D LARGE DATE $5 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1138170724642767291048355280563866167107727093439723102141072211250117961246813168138971492616010
1328195925652815355249835399596467807161796194709887103831089811432120201270113411142401528716811
00000053995964678071617961947098871038310898114321202012701134111424000
000000551962906943721686529596100501055311074116141224412935136541458300
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Grade: MS 61
Points: 9723
Owner: NGC EXHIBIT
 
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