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: $312.34 (11/24/2017)
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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Last Updated: 6/1/2017

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1842 D SMALL DATE $5 MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 1150 1325 1650 2075 2550 3500 4150 5200 7200 13850 17750 20250 - - - - - - - -
$ - - - - 9400 - - - - - - - - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 158
Low Grade: G
Average Grade: 50
High Grade: 63


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Auction Prices Realized

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Grade
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Price
5/17/2010 NGC AU 55   David Lawrence Rare Coins Monday - Internet Auction # 480, 486/Lot# 521 $3,910.00
9/4/2011 NGC Details VF Details  Goldberg September 4-6, 2011 The Pre-Long Beach Auction, 65/Lot# 2028 $920.00
9/7/2011 PCGS VF 35   Heritage Auctions 2011 September Long Beach Signature US Coin Auction Session(3), 1159/Lot# 4299 $1,782.50
10/13/2011 PCGS Genuine Genuine   Heritage Auctions 2011 October 13-16 US Coins Signature Auction #1160- Pittsburgh Session(3), 1160/Lot# 4895 $1,610.00
6/17/2012 NGC XF 40   Teletrade Auction 3295, 3295/Lot# 2992 $1,121.25
1/8/2014 NGC AU 55   Heritage Auctions 2014 January 8 - 12 FUN US Coin Signature Auction - Orlando Session(5), 1201/Lot# 6636 $4,112.50
6/29/2014 PCGS VF 35   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 06/29/2014, 195/Lot# 203029 $2,150.50
8/8/2014 PCGS   Stack's Bowers August 2014 Chicago ANA, 6014/Lot# 4348 $1,645.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1842 D $5 MS SMALL DATE Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base12061774194122902617303431493408372240724990615365671342033333333
13951830205723992756307232353513383943785378629188511342033333330
00000032353513383943785378629188511342033333300
000000332236173955468457656429111361342033333300
1842 D $5 MS SMALL DATE
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base11381683184321792495289830093260356439024793592263241300833333333
13201736195522842629293530933361367741995169605685521300833333330
00000030933361367741995169605685521300833333300
000000317634633789449655466190107801300833333300
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Grade: MS 62
Points: 13008
Owner: (none)
 
Grade: AU 50
Points: 3260
Owner: Lucky One
 
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