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: $312.51 (11/20/2017)
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: 6/1/2017

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1845 D $5 MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 1250 1425 1525 1950 2550 3250 4000 4400 6100 9150 10250 14750 29500 - 105000 - - - - -
$ - - - 4650 6500 - 11200 - - - - - - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 276
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 50
High Grade: 63


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Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
5/27/2007 PCGS AU 55   Goldberg May 27-30, 2007 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 41/Lot# 1575 $2,990.00
10/22/2007 NGC AU 55   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 188, 194/Lot# 8834 $4,025.00
11/22/2010 NGC AU 50   Teletrade Auction 2964, 2964/Lot# 1804 $1,380.00
2/28/2012 PCGS XF 45   Stack's Bowers The March 2012 Baltimore Auction, 135/Lot# 7508 $2,530.00
2/7/2013 NGC Details XF Details  Heritage Auctions 2013 February 7 -8 & 10 US Coin Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(4), 1182/Lot# 4852 $1,175.00
1/20/2014 NGC Details AU Details  Heritage Auctions 2014 January 20 - 21 World and Ancient Coins Non Floor Session Auction - Dallas Session(1), 3031/Lot# 27470 $587.50
6/15/2014 PCGS F 15   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 06/15/2014, 196/Lot# 194040 $1,650.00
1/7/2015 NGC XF 45   Heritage Auctions 2015 January 7 - 12 FUN US Coins Signature Auction - Orlando Session(7), 1216/Lot# 7063 $2,056.25


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1845 $5 MS D Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base189521132308268029543518376140024472517254226830798410089124653333333
196821782432277131423599384141594705525558917215868610881124653333330
000000384141594705525558917215868610881124653333300
000000392243154939533963617599938711673124653333300
1845 $5 MS D
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base17992009219725552821336536013834429049705212658177049756120753333333
186920722316264430023444367939864517505156686955838810529120753333330
000000367939864517505156686955838810529120753333300
000000375641384743513161257330907211302120753333300
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Grade: AU 58
Points: 5212
Owner: leeper
 
Grade: XF 45
Points: 3601
Owner: tommy44
 
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