Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $5 (1839-1908)
Mint: Dahlonega
Mintage: 64,405
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 8.3600g
AGW: 0.2419oz
Melt Value: $366.62 (8/17/2019)
Diameter: 21.6mm
Edge: Reeded
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1847 D $5 MS obverse 1847 D $5 MS reverse
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Description & Analysis

The 1847-D is among the more common Dahlonega half eagles in terms of its overall rarity. There are 200-225 pieces believed extant today, including 40-45 in AU and 11-13 in Uncirculated.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 5/3/2019

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1847 D $5 MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 1150 1300 1425 2350 2900 3750 4500 5000 6125 8750 9750 11500 22500 - - - - - - -

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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 164
Low Grade: VG
Average Grade: 50
High Grade: 63

The chart showing 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.
NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 8/13/2019 1847 D $5 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base--32181821152325241734-------164
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Total--32181821152326241734-------165
 --2 %1 %11 %11 %13 %9 %14 %16 %15 %1 %4 %2 %2 %------- 

Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
5/30/2005 NGC AU 58   Goldberg May 30 - June 16, 2005 Pre-Long Beach Coin Auction, 31/Lot# 872 $4,888.00
2/28/2012 NGC XF 40   Stack's Bowers The March 2012 Baltimore Auction, 135/Lot# 7516 $805.00
4/8/2012 NGC VG 8   Teletrade Auction 3255, 3255/Lot# 3362 $750.00
7/12/2012 NGC XF 40   Heritage Auctions 2012 July 12-15 US Coin Summer FUN Signature Auction - Orlando Session(3), 1172/Lot# 4865 $2,530.00
1/9/2013 NGC Details AU Details  Heritage Auctions 2013 January 9-13 US Coin FUN Signature Auction - Orlando Session(6), 1181/Lot# 7154 $1,650.88
1/6/2016 NGC XF 45   Heritage Auctions 2016 January 6 - 11 FUN US Coins Signature Auction - Tampa Session(6), 1231/Lot# 6471 $2,115.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1847 $5 MS D Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base12061697184721542519294131493518360140554396519653675879135093333333
13701747194922762660301032723546375241694663525355388422135093333330
00000032723546375241694663525355388422135093333300
000000339535733904428249295310570810966135093333300
1847 $5 MS D
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base113818431969206826712960318333453639381741794876510454667138774681618673920997701056411406
137318852002226927673034323734433698393844114952522560237341788483328852939610035108450
00000032373443369839384411495252256023734178848332885293961003500
00000032913541375840584644502853456581754380238502903095831029900
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Grade: MS 63
Points: 7138
Owner: leeper
 
Grade: MS 63
Points: 7138
Owner: NGC EXHIBIT
 
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