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: $361.00 (10/23/2019)
Diameter: 21.6mm
Edge: Reeded
Link to this coin

1842 D LARGE DATE $5 MS obverse 1842 D LARGE DATE $5 MS reverse
Expand All    Collapse All

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.

GRADE SUMMARY

Loading... Working...

Use the scroll bar at the bottom of this box to view a summary of the NGC Price Guide, NGC Census, Auction Prices Realized and NGC Registry Scores for each grade.

There was no data found for this Coin.

Select Designation

 
NGC PRICE GUIDE
NGC CENSUS
AUCTION PRICES REALIZED
NGC REGISTRY
SCORE
FIND IT ON EBAY

Select Grade

Price Guide

Last Updated: 8/28/2019

Click on a price to see historical prices, comparison charts and trends.

1842 D LARGE DATE $5 MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 1500 1900 2750 3950 8500 11500 15500 21500 25000 40000 50000 - - - - - - - - -

NGC Price and Value Guides Disclaimer

Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 23
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: 10/22/2019 1842 D LARGE DATE $5 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base-1-22331342-2---------23
-----------------------
-----------------------
-----------------------
Total-1-22331342-2---------23
 -4 %-9 %9 %13 %13 %4 %13 %17 %9 %-9 %--------- 

Auction Prices Realized

A random selection of coins is shown below.

Images
Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
1/5/1994 PCGS VF 30   Heritage Auctions 1994 F.U.N. Bullet Sale #115, 115/Lot# 604 $1,322.50
1/7/2004 PCGS MS 61   Heritage Auctions 2004 Orlando, FL (FUN) Signature Sale #336, 336/Lot# 1043 $41,400.00
10/30/2005 NGC AU 55   Teletrade Auction 2111, 2111/Lot# 2454 $14,000.00
5/28/2006 NGC AU 58   Goldberg May 28-31, 2006 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 36/Lot# 3812 $17,825.00
2/10/2008 NGC AU 55   Goldberg February 10-13, 2008 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 44/Lot# 2378 $14,950.00
1/6/2010 NGC MS 61   Heritage Auctions 2010 January Orlando, FL FUN US Coin Auction #1136, 1136/Lot# 2179 $250.70
9/7/2016 PCGS XF 40   Heritage Auctions 2016 September 7 - 11 Long Beach Expo US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(5), 1239/Lot# 5673 $9,400.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1842 D $5 MS LARGE DATE Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base12061799258531493270464654766109660572767984955410123333333333
14042061277331893729492356876274682975128507974410123333333330
00000056876274682975128507974410123333333300
00000058986440705277489031993310123333333300
1842 D $5 MS LARGE DATE
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1138170724642767291048355280563866167107727093439723102141072211250117961246813168138971492616010
132819592565281535524983539959646780716179619470988710383108981143212020127011341114240152870
00000053995964678071617961947098871038310898114321202012701134111424000
000000551962906943721686529596100501055311074116141224412935136541458300
Registry Image Gallery
Grade: MS 61
Points: 9723
Owner: NGC EXHIBIT
 
View the Registry Image Gallery

Related Articles

NGC-certified Dahlonega Gold Set Displayed at University of Georgia

7/20/2017 — The collection of coins from 1838-1861 is part of the “Gold-Digging in Georgia” exhibit.
View full article >
The Coinage of 1842: Part Two

1/1/2007 — David Lange continues his in-depth retrospective of 1842 coinage.
View full article >
The Coinage of 1842: Part One

12/1/2006 — 1842 was a distinctive transition year for U.S. coin denominations, as David Lange demonstrates in the following retrospective.
View full article >


NGC Auction Central Disclaimer