Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $5 (1839-1908)
Mint: Dahlonega
Mintage: 47,465
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 8.3600g
AGW: 0.2419oz
Melt Value: $361.00 (10/23/2019)
Diameter: 21.6mm
Edge: Reeded
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1848 D $5 MS obverse 1848 D $5 MS reverse
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Description & Analysis

The 1848-D half eagle is a scarce and underrated issue. It is most often seen in VF and XF grades and an accurately graded AU 50 is very scarce. There are approximately 20 or so pieces known in AU, with nearly all of these at the low end of this range. Choice AU 1848-D half eagles are quite rare, especially if they are well struck and on a choice planchet. In Mint State, this is one of the rarer half eagles from this mint.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 8/29/2019

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1848 D $5 MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 1200 1450 1650 2150 3000 4000 4250 5850 7500 11000 14500 16500 26500 - - - - - - -
$ - - - - 7950 - - - - - - - - -

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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 120
Low Grade: G
Average Grade: 50
High Grade: 63

The chart showing 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.
NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 10/22/2019 1848 D $5 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base-12-11624141722161321-------120
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Total-12-11624141722171321-------121
 -1 %2 %-9 %5 %20 %12 %14 %18 %14 %1 %2 %2 %1 %------- 

Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
5/30/2005 NGC AU 53   Goldberg May 30 - June 16, 2005 Pre-Long Beach Coin Auction, 31/Lot# 875 $2,875.00
7/10/2006 PCGS MS 62   Teletrade Auction 2230, 2230/Lot# 2179 $18,480.00
8/15/2011 NGC XF 45   Stack's Bowers The August 2011 Chicago ANA World's Fair of Money Auction, 115/Lot# 3855 $2,070.00
12/16/2011 NGC XF 45   Bonhams Coins and Medals, 19430/Lot# 1063 $2,808.00
12/30/2012 PCGS XF 40   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 732, 741/Lot# 733 $2,440.00
6/30/2013 PCGS AU 50   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 06/30/2013, 81/Lot# 121711 $3,086.11
10/9/2014 NGC MS 63   Heritage Auctions Weekly World and Ancient Coin Auction Session(1), 231442/Lot# 63383 $105.75
3/3/2016 NGC AU 53   Heritage Auctions 2016 March 3 - 6 ANA US Coins Signature Auction - Dallas Session(2), 1233/Lot# 4469 $3,525.00
9/7/2016 PCGS XF 45   Heritage Auctions 2016 September 7 - 11 Long Beach Expo US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(3), 1239/Lot# 4640 $2,585.00
7/6/2017 PCGS AU 58   Heritage Auctions 2017 July 6 - 9 Summer FUN US Coins Signature Auction - Orlando Summer FUN Session(1), 1257/Lot# 3214 $8,812.50


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1848 $5 MS D Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1697179919412214261730213149360139484334482361536407721082973333333
1731184620322348275230643300371740774497526662386675757282973333330
0000003300371740774497526662386675757282973333300
0000003450383242054660571063226942793582973333300
1848 $5 MS D
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1658188620292161242628393183344736393902458452016007642976088295870692449805103921122412103
1734193420732249256429543271351137274129479054706148682278378432888594311000110669115170
000000327135113727412947905470614868227837843288859431100011066900
000000335935753814435749955738628872158066856990659618101961094700
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Grade: MS 62
Points: 6429
Owner: NGC EXHIBIT
 
Grade: AU 58
Points: 5432
Owner: NGC EXHIBIT
 
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