Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $5 (1839-1908)
Mint: Dahlonega
Catalog: KM-69
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 8.36g
AGW: 0.2419oz
Melt Value: $320.49 (9/28/2016)
Diameter: 21.6mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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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

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1842 D LARGE DATE $5 MS
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

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


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Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
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Price
4/30/1993 PCGS VF 20   Heritage Auctions Santa Clara Bullet #103, 103/Lot# 560 $1,540.00
1/8/1999 PCGS AU 50   Heritage Auctions 1999 F.U.N. Signature Sale #195, 195/Lot# 7683 $11,500.00
6/6/1999 PCGS VF 20   Teletrade Auction 1171, 1171/Lot# 1691 $1,635.25
1/8/2003 NGC AU 58   Heritage Auctions 2003, Orlando, FL. (FUN) Signature Sale #308, 308/Lot# 4740 $19,550.00
4/6/2006 NGC AU 53   Heritage Auctions 2006 April Atlanta, GA (ANA) Signature Auction #402, 402/Lot# 1826 $12,650.00
1/9/2008 PCGS AU 55   Heritage Auctions 2008 January Orlando, FL (FUN) Signature Coin Auction #454, 454/Lot# 3169 $18,400.00
2/10/2008 NGC AU 55   Goldberg February 10-13, 2008 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 44/Lot# 2378 $14,950.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1842 D LARGE DATE $5 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base24642910319433653545439652645922736680948992950213743218713510056760111111
261230043251342538284685548364037608839391621091516452262804232056760111110
000000548364037608839391621091516452262804232056760111100
000000570268847851869293321232919161306904954056760111100
1842 D LARGE DATE $5 MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base11113577449054286153763783849306982914173224763595857983111111
111119338814802566966477886869194801127716940269704329957983111110
000000566966477886869194801127716940269704329957983111100
000000591171428135899896541272519708314645064157983111100
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Grade: MS 61
Points: 13743
Owner: NGC EXHIBIT
 
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