Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $5 (1839-1908)
Mint: Dahlonega
Mintage: 88,982
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 8.3600g
AGW: 0.2419oz
Melt Value: $435.28 (7/26/2021)
Diameter: 21.6mm
Edge: Reeded
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1844 D $5 MS obverse 1844 D $5 MS reverse
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Description & Analysis

Jeff Garrett: The 1844-D half eagle is one of the most frequently offered dates seen at auction in the last 15 years. More than 40 examples crossed the auction block during that time. Most of the coins were in grades of Very Fine to About Uncirculated. The 1844-D half eagle is one of the more available issues from the Dahlonega Mint in grades below Uncirculated. However, Mint State examples are very rare. Just a couple of dozen coins have been graded at that level, some just barely making the cut. Choice examples of the date are very rare. The finest known example is the NGC MS-64 Duke’s Creek coin, which sold for $52,250 in the 1997 sale of the John J. Pittman Collection. Most of the high-grade 1844-D half eagles seen are well struck and somewhat prooflike.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 8/28/2019

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1844 D $5 MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 1100 1300 1650 2450 3000 3500 3900 4100 6500 8000 10000 16500 30000 55000 - - - - - -
$ - - - 4500 6900 - - - - 67000 - - - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 259
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: 7/20/2021 1844 D $5 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base145734323115265036310311------259
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Total145734323115275137310312------263
 0%2%2%3%13%12%12%6%10%19%14%1%4%1%0%1%------ 
1844 D $5 MS PL
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
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Total--------------2-------2
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NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1844 D $5 MS PL
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base18431895207223452857314933063386356036424472488853676567824710255107661139412049127321369714715
18601954216325162954320133333444358739194611504857677127891610425109751161212277130541403615451
000000333334443587391946115048576771278916104251097511612122771305400
000000335935023615419547495207616776879586105961118511831125041337500
1844 D $5 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1749179919692233272730093160323834063486429046945158632479609918104161102911669123351327814273
17661856205723982821305931863294343337544425484955476869861310084106201124211891126491361014987
000000318632943433375444254849554768698613100841062011242118911264900
000000321233503459402245595003593574159265102501082511456121131296400
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Grade: MS 64
Points: 10084
Owner: NGC EXHIBIT
 
Grade: MS 61
Points: 5158
Owner: (none)
 
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