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: $360.79 (10/20/2019)
Diameter: 21.6mm
Edge: Reeded
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1842 D SMALL DATE $5 MS obverse 1842 D SMALL DATE $5 MS reverse
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Description & Analysis

Jeff Garrett: The 1842-D, Small Date, Small Letters half eagle can be found in the grades of Very Fine or Extremely Fine without too much difficulty. However, finding a coin that is problem-free or not harshly cleaned can be difficult. The issue becomes increasingly rare in the higher states of preservation. There are probably fewer than a dozen examples that would qualify as Mint State. The finest known example of the date is part of the Duke’s Creek Collection. The coin was originally from the Eliasberg Collection and has been graded MS-63 by NGC. The coin has not sold at auction in recent years.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 8/28/2019

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1842 D SMALL DATE $5 MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 1150 1350 1650 2300 2950 4100 4400 4800 6250 13500 14500 21500 - - - - - - - -
$ - - - - 8500 - - - - - - - - -

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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 166
Low Grade: G
Average Grade: 50
High Grade: 63

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, 62 series, 63 series.
NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 10/8/2019 1842 D SMALL DATE $5 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base-123262127141424251431-------166
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Total-123262127141424251431-------166
 -1 %1 %2 %16 %13 %16 %8 %8 %14 %15 %1 %2 %2 %1 %------- 

Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
2/5/2006 PCGS MS 62   Goldberg February 5-8, 2006 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 34/Lot# 1091 $14,375.00
5/28/2008 PCGS VF 30   Heritage Auctions 2008 May Long Beach, CA Signature Auction #1108, 1108/Lot# 3219 $1,840.00
8/12/2012 NGC AU 50   Teletrade Auction 3327, 3327/Lot# 2407 $1,500.00
2/22/2013 PCGS AU 53   Stack's Bowers The March 2013 Baltimore Auction, 181/Lot# 4200 $4,993.75
6/30/2013 PCGS XF 45   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 758, 767/Lot# 374 $2,900.00
6/29/2014 PCGS VF 35   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 06/29/2014, 195/Lot# 203029 $2,150.50
7/6/2014 PCGS   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 07/06/2014, 199/Lot# 206385 $1,129.70
9/5/2019 NGC Details XF Details  Heritage Auctions 2019 September 5 - 8 Long Beach Expo US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(5), 1299/Lot# 7882 $1,560.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1842 D $5 MS SMALL DATE Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base12061774194122902617303431493408372240724990615365671342033333333
13951830205723992756307232353513383943785378629188511342033333330
00000032353513383943785378629188511342033333300
000000332236173955468457656429111361342033333300
1842 D $5 MS SMALL DATE
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base113818431989223326433068339636203774398445655801650968207508791483358856940099691077611630
137318922070237027853177347136713844417849776037661370497643805485099037959010238110610
00000034713671384441784977603766137049764380548509903795901023800
00000035453723391443715389627367167279777981958682921997791050700
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Grade: MS 63
Points: 7508
Owner: NGC EXHIBIT
 
Grade: MS 62
Points: 6820
Owner: (none)
 
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