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: $304.38 (5/25/2017)
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: 7/25/2016

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1843 D $5 MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 950 1075 1425 1950 2450 3350 3950 4300 7150 10750 13000 17500 31750 69000 - - - - - -
$ - - - 4750 7750 - - - - - - - - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 232
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 50
High Grade: 64


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Auction Prices Realized

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1/9/2008 NGC MS 61   Heritage Auctions 2008 January Orlando, FL (FUN) Signature Coin Auction #454, 454/Lot# 3171 $11,500.00
1/17/2008 NGC XF 40   David Lawrence Rare Coins Thursday - Internet Auction # 213, 219/Lot# 6068 $2,300.00
2/22/2009 PCGS AU 53   Teletrade Auction 2656, 2656/Lot# 2831 $2,415.00
1/29/2012 PCGS AU 53   Goldberg January 29 - February 1, 2012 The Pre-Long Beach Auction, 67/Lot# 1497 $2,645.00
1/1/2013 NGC F 12   Stack's Bowers The January 2013 Americana Sale, 180/Lot# 12631 $1,527.50
4/24/2013 NGC Details AU Details  Heritage Auctions 2013 April 24 - 28 CSNS US Coin Signature Auction - Chicago Session(7), 1184/Lot# 5765 $1,703.75
2/9/2014 PCGS Genuine XF   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 02/09/2014, 171/Lot# 170713 $1,380.50
4/26/2017 PCGS AU 53   Heritage Auctions 2017 April 26 - 30 CSNS US Coins Signature Auction - Chicago Session(5), 1254/Lot# 5298 $3,760.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1843 D $5 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base15581658177620682433272730093172342735644472531657476473812910735333333
15911697187321902531282130633257347338674753546059897025899810735333330
00000030633257347338674753546059897025899810735333300
00000031183342351841695035560362317577986610735333300
1843 D $5 MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base16441749187221742552285731493317358137224660552959736720842111093333333
16791790197323002654295432053405362840354950567762227287931211093333330
00000032053405362840354950567762227287931211093333300
000000326134933675434752395825647178541020211093333300
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Grade: MS 64
Points: 10735
Owner: NGC EXHIBIT
 
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