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: $442.65 (5/13/2021)
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: 252
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: 5/11/2021 1844 D $5 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base14573131301526503539311------252
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--------11-----1------3
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Total14573131301527513639312------256
 0%2%2%3%12%12%12%6%11%20%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
Base12061895207222332617291331493560383841734687519654766240849410157333333
14361954212623612716299232863653395043444857528957316991904810157333333
00000032863653395043444857528957316991904810157333300
00000034233745406145165026538359857743960310157333300
1844 D $5 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1138184319492143264329853160336534673639438949465285580177561065311178118241249764791419015234
1373187820142310275730433228339935243889457550595457645387221082811393120481249790491453815996
00000032283399352438894575505954576453872210828113931204812497904900
000000329734333582413947605172562971049687110031160912273124971162000
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Grade: MS 64
Points: 10828
Owner: NGC EXHIBIT
 
Grade: MS 61
Points: 5285
Owner: (none)
 
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