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: $302.79 (6/23/2017)
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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1842 D LARGE DATE $5 MS
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 23
Low Grade: G
Average Grade: 45
High Grade: 61


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Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
4/8/1994 PCGS VF 30   Heritage Auctions 1994 Indianapolis Bullet Sale #117, 117/Lot# 771 $1,540.00
6/6/1999 PCGS VF 20   Teletrade Auction 1171, 1171/Lot# 1691 $1,635.25
9/19/2005 NGC AU 55   Goldberg September 19-21, 2005 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 32/Lot# 2415 $12,075.00
4/6/2006 NGC AU 53   Heritage Auctions 2006 April Atlanta, GA (ANA) Signature Auction #402, 402/Lot# 1826 $12,650.00
5/28/2006 NGC AU 58   Goldberg May 28-31, 2006 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 36/Lot# 3812 $17,825.00
6/5/2013 NGC XF 40   Heritage Auctions 2013 June 5 - 9 US Coin Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(3), 1186/Lot# 4768 $4,846.88
9/7/2016 PCGS VF 20   Heritage Auctions 2016 September 7 - 11 Long Beach Expo US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(3), 1239/Lot# 4618 $3,642.50


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1842 D LARGE DATE $5 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1138170724643009312644585264587963627014770492349789333333333
1328195926463048357047275469604065797244821494199789333333330
0000005469604065797244821494199789333333300
0000005674620167977474872496049789333333300
1842 D LARGE DATE $5 MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base12061799258531493270464654766109660572767984955410123333333333
14042061277331893729492356876274682975128507974410123333333330
00000056876274682975128507974410123333333300
00000058986440705277489031993310123333333300
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Grade: MS 61
Points: 9789
Owner: NGC EXHIBIT
 
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