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: $433.79 (5/6/2021)
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 4400 5500 8250 13750 19000 29500 - - - - - - -
$ - 3825 4100 4650 6250 - 15000 - - - - - - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 282
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: 5/4/2021 1845 D $5 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base12252226341831517031241-------282
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-------1-31----1------6
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Total122522263419315471312411------288
 0%1%1%2%8%9%12%7%11%19%25%1%4%1%0%0%------ 

NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1845 D $5 MS PL
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base189521132308268029543518376140024472517254226830798410089124653333333
196821782432277131423599384141594705525558917215868610881124653333333
000000384141594705525558917215868610881124653333300
000000392243154939533963617599938711673124653333300
1845 D $5 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1799192820682143258527812908303334473545410348765285590579109558120751275913471142121525816360
18421975209322902650282329503171348037314361501254926573845910397123031299613718145611562517178
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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