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: $313.96 (9/23/2017)
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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Last Updated: 6/1/2017

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1844 D $5 MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 1150 1275 1525 1850 2375 3600 4150 4700 6850 9250 10500 14600 30000 67500 - - - - - -
$ - - - 4900 7250 - - - - 70000 - - - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 244
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 50
High Grade: 64


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Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
2/7/2001 NGC XF 40   Teletrade Auction 1404, 1404/Lot# 1829 $712.13
5/28/2006 PCGS MS 62   Goldberg May 28-31, 2006 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 36/Lot# 3815 $12,075.00
10/11/2010 NGC XF 40   David Lawrence Rare Coins Monday - Internet Auction # 522, 529/Lot# 630 $1,955.00
11/3/2010 NGC VF 30   Stack's Bowers The November 2010 Baltimore Auction, 44/Lot# 5073 $1,495.00
1/3/2012 PCGS XF 45   Heritage Auctions 2012 January 4-8 US Coins & Platinum Night FUN Signature Auction- Orlando Session(7), 1166/Lot# 6342 $2,645.00
1/29/2012 PCGS XF 40   Goldberg January 29 - February 1, 2012 The Pre-Long Beach Auction, 67/Lot# 1505 $1,955.00
4/24/2013 NGC VG 8   Heritage Auctions 2013 April 24 - 28 CSNS US Coin Signature Auction - Chicago Session(9), 1184/Lot# 9287 $940.00
3/21/2014 NGC AU 55   Heritage Auctions 2014 March 21 & 23 US Coins Signature Auction - San Francisco Session(2), 1198/Lot# 10616 $3,965.63


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1844 D $5 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1138179919692124249527813009340636754000449949925264600782009821333333
1358185620212248259028573141349637834166466350835512673887409821333330
0000003141349637834166466350835512673887409821333300
0000003274358538924333482851735759746992819821333300
1844 D $5 MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base12061895207222332617291331493560383841734687519654766240849410157333333
14361954212623612716299232863653395043444857528957316991904810157333330
00000032863653395043444857528957316991904810157333300
00000034233745406145165026538359857743960310157333300
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Grade: MS 64
Points: 9821
Owner: NGC EXHIBIT
 
Grade: MS 61
Points: 5264
Owner: (none)
 
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