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: $436.55 (7/27/2021)
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: 7/1/2020

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1843 D $5 MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 1150 1300 1600 2150 2750 3150 3750 4500 6100 10750 11500 16000 25000 65000 - - - - - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 258
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 45
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: 7/27/2021 1843 D $5 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base124441334123293329111141------258
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Total124441334123293329111151------259
 0%1%2%2%16%13%16%9%11%13%11%0%4%0%2%0%------ 

NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1843 D $5 MS PL
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base18881941207223082913312432943375349638384381552956846488770410867114001205512738134491445415513
19061985215125102983318133213415361040194764558159526893875811045116181228312975137841480716289
000000332134153610401947645581595268938758110451161812283129751378400
000000334834563724420051465632622072999813112221183712510132121411900
1843 D $5 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1792184319692197278129858203227334536394172531654666248743110515110351167512342130361401815054
18091885204523922849298516223266344338174553536657276642845910688112481189712573133631436315807
000000162232663443381745535366572766428459106881124811897125731336300
000000242533063541399449355416598770379487108621146212120128051369100
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Grade: MS 64
Points: 10515
Owner: NGC EXHIBIT
 
Grade: AU 55
Points: 3902
Owner: George Old Salt
 
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