Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $5 (1839-1908)
Mint: Dahlonega
Mintage: 98,452
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 8.3600g
AGW: 0.2419oz
Melt Value: $397.93 (2/22/2020)
Diameter: 21.6mm
Edge: Reeded
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1843 D $5 MS obverse 1843 D $5 MS reverse
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Description & Analysis

Jeff Garrett: The 1843-D half eagle is fairly common for a Dahlonega Mint issue. Most of the coins seen are Very Fine or Extremely Fine at best. Damaged coins are also quite common for the date. About Uncirculated coins are scarce but can be found with a bit of effort. In Mint State, the 1843-D half eagle is very rare; only about a dozen coins have been graded at that level. The finest known example of the date is a part of the Duke’s Creek Collection, which was acquired from the sale of the Harry W. Bass Jr. Collection. The coin is well struck, with partial prooflike surfaces. The 1843-D half eagle is found with either a large mintmark or a small mintmark. The small mintmark variety is much rarer. The Dukes Creek coin has not been offered in recent years.

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Last Updated: 12/20/2019

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1843 D $5 MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 1150 1300 1600 2450 2950 3250 3750 4500 5500 10000 10550 16500 26000 69000 - - - - - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 248
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 50
High Grade: 64

The chart showing PrAg series, 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, 64 series.
NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 2/18/2020 1843 D $5 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base123437324024273129111141------248
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Total123437324024273129111151------249
 0%1%1%2%15%13%16%10%11%12%12%0%4%0%2%0%------ 

NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1843 D $5 MS PL
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base16441749187221742552285731493317358137224660552959736720842111093333333
16791790197323002654295432053405362840354950567762227287931211093333330
00000032053405362840354950567762227287931211093333300
000000326134933675434752395825647178541020211093333300
1843 D $5 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base17071843196921972727298530683126334536393984515852756324754310735112631191212589132941429015340
1752188520452374281330133087319934433754437551975625673086071091111479121381282413626146400
000000308731993443375443755197562567308607109111147912138128241362600
000000310732723541386947675236597471379671110871169612363130591395800
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Grade: MS 64
Points: 10735
Owner: NGC EXHIBIT
 
Grade: AU 55
Points: 3800
Owner: George Old Salt
 
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