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: $304.12 (6/23/2017)
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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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: 275
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 50
High Grade: 63


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Service
Grade
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Sale / Lot
Price
11/16/2005 PCGS AU 53   Teletrade Auction 2119, 2119/Lot# 2181 $2,800.00
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
1/29/2012 NGC Details XF Details  Goldberg January 29 - February 1, 2012 The Pre-Long Beach Auction, 67/Lot# 1511 $1,035.00
8/2/2012 NGC MS 62   Heritage Auctions 2012 August 2-5 US Coins Signature Auction- Philadelphia Session(4), 1173/Lot# 5360 $16,450.00
1/9/2013 NGC Details AU Details  Heritage Auctions 2013 January 9-13 US Coin FUN Signature Auction - Orlando Session(6), 1181/Lot# 7141 $1,645.00
11/10/2013 PCGS Genuine AU   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 11/10/2013, 100/Lot# 116861 $1,706.79
6/4/2015 PCGS MS 61   Heritage Auctions 2015 June 4 - 7 Long Beach Expo US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(2), 1221/Lot# 4253 $7,050.00
9/9/2016 NGC Details VF Details  Heritage Auctions 2016 September 9 - 12 The Twelve Oaks Collection Signature Auction Session(2), 1244/Lot# 13665 $1,645.00


NGC Registry

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