Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $5 (1839-1908)
Mint: Dahlonega
Mintage: 90,629
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 8.3600g
AGW: 0.2419oz
Melt Value: $360.79 (10/20/2019)
Diameter: 21.6mm
Edge: Reeded
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1845 D $5 MS obverse 1845 D $5 MS reverse
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Description & Analysis

Jeff Garrett: The 1845-D half eagle is relatively common in low-grade condition for a coin from the Dahlonega gold that is reasonably priced. Most of the survivors are damaged or heavily cleaned. As can be seen from auction records and population numbers, the 1845-D half eagle is offered quite frequently in grades of Extremely Fine to About Uncirculated. Truly Mint State coins of the issue are quite rare. Just a dozen Uncirculated coins are known. The finest known example of the 1845-D half eagle is the famous Norweb/Bass specimen. Harry W. Barr Jr. purchased the coin in 1987 for $66,000, an astounding price for the time. It was sold in 1999 at his estate for $57,500, and then it resold as an MS65 in 2006 for $80,500.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 8/28/2019

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1845 D $5 MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 1300 1450 1650 2250 2700 3700 4000 4250 5500 8250 13750 19000 29500 - - - - - - -
$ - 3825 4100 4650 6250 - 15000 - - - - - - -

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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 287
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 50
High Grade: 63

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: 10/8/2019 1845 D $5 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base12252225341935526851241-------287
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-------1-31----1------6
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Total122522253420355569512411------293
 0 %1 %1 %2 %8 %9 %12 %7 %12 %19 %24 %2 %4 %1 %0 %0 %------ 

Auction Prices Realized

A random selection of coins is shown below.

Images
Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
10/4/1999 PCGS AU 50   Teletrade Auction 1218, 1218/Lot# 1859 $1,899.00
9/10/2006 PCGS AU 55   Goldberg September 10-13, 2006 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 37/Lot# 1982 $3,680.00
10/22/2007 NGC AU 55   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 188, 194/Lot# 8834 $4,025.00
6/14/2011 NGC AU 50   Stack's Bowers The June 2011 Baltimore Auction, 92/Lot# 9462 $1,610.00
8/11/2011 PCGS AU 53   Heritage Auctions 2011 August Chicago Signature US Coin & Platinum Night Auction Session(4), 1158/Lot# 5519 $3,910.00
3/8/2012 NGC Details XF Details  Heritage Auctions 2012 March 8-9 US Coin Signature Auction - New York Session(3), 1168/Lot# 8810 $1,035.00
7/28/2013 NGC XF 45   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131332/Lot# 26350 $2,173.75
6/15/2014 PCGS F 15   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 06/15/2014, 196/Lot# 194040 $1,650.00
4/22/2015 PCGS AU 58   Heritage Auctions 2015 April 22 - 26 CSNS US Coins Signature Auction - Chicago Session(6), 1219/Lot# 6192 $4,935.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1845 $5 MS D Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base189521132308268029543518376140024472517254226830798410089124653333333
196821782432277131423599384141594705525558917215868610881124653333330
000000384141594705525558917215868610881124653333300
000000392243154939533963617599938711673124653333300
1845 $5 MS D
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1799192820682143258527812908303334473545410348765285590579109558120751275913471142121525816360
1842197520932290265028232950317134803731436150125492657384591039712303129961371814561156250
000000295031713480373143615012549265738459103971230312996137181456100
000000299133093512391746185149569872429009112361253113234139651490900
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Grade: MS 64
Points: 10397
Owner: NGC EXHIBIT
 
Grade: AU 58
Points: 4103
Owner: leeper
 
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