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: $360.79 (10/20/2019)
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: 8/29/2019

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1846 D $5 MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 1300 1500 1750 2275 2900 3500 4000 5400 6500 10000 15000 28000 32500 - - - - - - -

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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 265
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 50
High Grade: 66

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, 65 series, 66 series.
NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 10/8/2019 1846 D $5 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base1111193152224051341811--1----265
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---------2--1---------3
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Total1111193152224053341911--1----268
 0 %0 %0 %0 %7 %12 %19 %8 %15 %20 %13 %0 %3 %0 %0 %--0 %---- 

Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
7/10/1996 PCGS AU 50   Teletrade Auction 0857, 857/Lot# 1955 $2,373.75
2/19/2007 NGC XF 40   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 127, 132/Lot# 1840 $1,955.00
1/5/2011 NGC Details AU Details  Heritage Auctions 2011 January Tampa FUN Signature & Platinum Night US Coin Auction Session(5), 1151/Lot# 6883 $1,035.00
6/14/2011 NGC XF 40   Stack's Bowers The June 2011 Baltimore Auction, 92/Lot# 9467 $2,127.50
1/29/2012 PCGS XF 45   Goldberg January 29 - February 1, 2012 The Pre-Long Beach Auction, 67/Lot# 1514 $2,990.00
7/12/2012 NGC XF 45   Heritage Auctions 2012 July 12-15 US Coin Summer FUN Signature Auction - Orlando Session(3), 1172/Lot# 4861 $2,415.00
2/9/2014 PCGS Genuine VF   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 02/09/2014, 171/Lot# 170708 $1,052.29
4/26/2017 PCGS AU 58   Heritage Auctions 2017 April 26 - 30 CSNS US Coins Signature Auction - Chicago Session(5), 1254/Lot# 5302 $8,225.00
6/8/2017 NGC Details AU Details  Heritage Auctions 2017 June 8 - 11 Long Beach Expo US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(4), 1256/Lot# 4816 $1,880.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1846 $5 MS D Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1799191820932271277042793601362238194173491456845973727683479740333333
1839197621522437327342793608368839374420517157806407763388119740333330
0000003608368839374420517157806407763388119740333300
0000003615375340554667542758776842799092769740333300
1846 $5 MS D
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base170720292143219724953675386040244396478048886201697681061031411754123181301213735144861554716664
18142067216122962888373739154148452448165326645973538842107941194212549132531398514840159190
0000003915414845244816532664597353884210794119421254913253139851484000
0000003969427246524852576367187729957811274121301278113494142361519300
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Grade: MS 66
Points: 13425
Owner: NGC EXHIBIT
 
Grade: MS 61
Points: 6976
Owner: NGC EXHIBIT
 
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