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: $361.84 (8/23/2019)
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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Price Guide

Last Updated: 4/15/2019

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1843 D $5 MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 1150 1275 1475 2125 2625 3225 3625 4500 6750 10600 12400 17000 30000 69000 - - - - - -

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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 247
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: 8/20/2019 1843 D $5 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base123437324024273029111141------247
--------------1-------1
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Total123437324024273029111151------248
 0 %1 %1 %2 %15 %13 %16 %10 %11 %12 %12 %0 %4 %0 %2 %0 %------ 

Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
3/8/1999 NGC AU 58   Teletrade Auction 1141, 1141/Lot# 2050 $4,220.00
9/6/2004 PCGS XF 45   Goldberg September 6-7, 2004 Pre-Long Beach Coin Auction, 26/Lot# 1611 $2,012.50
1/17/2008 NGC XF 40   David Lawrence Rare Coins Thursday - Internet Auction # 213, 219/Lot# 6068 $2,300.00
1/6/2010 PCGS MS 63   Heritage Auctions 2010 January Orlando, FL FUN US Coin Auction #1136, 1136/Lot# 2180 $23,000.00
8/15/2011 NGC AU 50   Stack's Bowers The August 2011 Chicago ANA World's Fair of Money Auction, 115/Lot# 3843 $2,185.00
10/18/2012 NGC XF 40   Heritage Auctions 2012 October 18-21 ANA US Coins Signature Auction - Dallas Session(4), 1175/Lot# 5867 $1,880.00
4/24/2013 NGC MS 63   Heritage Auctions 2013 April 24 - 28 CSNS US Coin Signature Auction - Chicago Session(5), 1184/Lot# 4521 $19,975.00
2/23/2014 NGC Details VF Details  GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 02/23/2014, 182/Lot# 166777 $907.50
8/13/2015 PCGS   Stack's Bowers 2015 Chicago ANA, 6104/Lot# 1271 $2,585.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1843 $5 MS D Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base16441749187221742552285731493317358137224660552959736720842111093333333
16791790197323002654295432053405362840354950567762227287931211093333330
00000032053405362840354950567762227287931211093333300
000000326134933675434752395825647178541020211093333300
1843 $5 MS D
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base17071843194921062540282129733115329236394361528556386400796010735112631191212589132941429015340
1752187820012251263428723020317434083880466954035892692088851091111479121381282413626146400
000000302031743408388046695403589269208885109111147912138128241362600
000000306832333523412049775520614674409810110871169612363130591395800
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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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