Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $5 (1839-1908)
Mint: Dahlonega
Mintage: 80,294
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 8.3600g
AGW: 0.2419oz
Melt Value: $304.62 (5/24/2017)
Diameter: 21.6mm
Edge: Reeded
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1846 D $5 MS obverse 1846 D $5 MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

The 1846-D/D half eagle gets all the publicity but the normal mintmark variety is substantially scarcer, especially in high grades. In fact, it is ranked as the second rarest Dahlonega half eagle in higher grades. There are just a dozen or so pieces known in properly graded AU and two pieces in Uncirculated.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 7/25/2016

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1846 D $5 MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 1125 1325 1550 2300 2875 4050 4550 5550 8100 11500 13000 21500 31000 47500 - - - - - -
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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 254
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 50
High Grade: 66


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6/11/2017 XF Details  Heritage Auctions 2017 June 8 - 11 Long Beach Expo US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(4), 1256/Lot# 4814
6/11/2017 AU Details  Heritage Auctions 2017 June 8 - 11 Long Beach Expo US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(4), 1256/Lot# 4816


Auction Prices Realized

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8/1/2001 PCGS XF 45   Teletrade Auction 1467, 1467/Lot# 1747 $975.88
2/19/2007 NGC XF 40   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 127, 132/Lot# 1840 $1,955.00
1/29/2012 PCGS XF 40   Goldberg January 29 - February 1, 2012 The Pre-Long Beach Auction, 67/Lot# 1515 $1,811.25
7/27/2013 NGC MS 60   Stack's Bowers The August 2013 Chicago ANA World's Fair of Money , 192/Lot# 5168 $2,702.50
7/6/2014 PCGS   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 07/06/2014, 199/Lot# 206387 $1,085.57
1/4/2017 NGC AU 50   Heritage Auctions 2017 January 4 - 9 FUN US Coins Signature Auction - Session(6), 1251/Lot# 6771 $2,702.50
1/4/2017 NGC AU 50   Heritage Auctions 2017 January 4 - 9 FUN US Coins Signature Auction - Session(6), 1251/Lot# 6772 $3,290.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1846 D $5 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1707182119892161264341033447346736574000471954665747701480589415333333
1745187720462322313041033454353037714240496855606169736285109415333330
0000003454353037714240496855606169736285109415333300
0000003460359438864479521756536592771089639415333300
1846 D $5 MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1799191820932271277042793601362238194173491456845973727683479740333333
1839197621522437327342793608368839374420517157806407763388119740333330
0000003608368839374420517157806407763388119740333300
0000003615375340554667542758776842799092769740333300
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Grade: MS 61
Points: 5747
Owner: NGC EXHIBIT
 
Grade: AU 58
Points: 4719
Owner: leeper
 
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