Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $5 (1839-1908)
Mint: Dahlonega
Mintage: 39,036
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 8.3600g
AGW: 0.2419oz
Melt Value: $361.17 (10/24/2019)
Diameter: 21.6mm
Edge: Reeded
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1849 D $5 MS obverse 1849 D $5 MS reverse
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Description & Analysis

The 1849-D half eagle is a scarce and overlooked coin. There are approximately 125-150 pieces known and most grade from VF25 to XF45. Around two dozen AU coins exist and we can account for just four or five in Uncirculated.

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GRADE SUMMARY

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 8/29/2019

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1849 D $5 MS
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Base $ 1200 1500 1750 2350 2875 3150 4250 4900 9500 12000 15000 20000 - - - - - - - -

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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 151
Low Grade: G
Average Grade: 50
High Grade: 65

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, 64 series, 65 series.
NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 10/22/2019 1849 D $5 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base-1-11592722153718--41-1-----151
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Total-1-11592722153718--41-1-----151
 -1 %-1 %10 %6 %18 %15 %10 %25 %12 %--3 %1 %-1 %----- 

Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
1/28/2004 NGC MS 62   Heritage Auctions 2004 January Long Beach Signature Sale #342, 342/Lot# 9023 $15,525.00
2/21/2008 NGC AU 58   Teletrade Auction 2493, 2493/Lot# 1188 $5,600.00
8/15/2011 NGC XF 45   Stack's Bowers The August 2011 Chicago ANA World's Fair of Money Auction, 115/Lot# 9402 $2,070.00
1/29/2012 PCGS AU 53   Goldberg January 29 - February 1, 2012 The Pre-Long Beach Auction, 67/Lot# 1527 $2,875.00
4/28/2013 PCGS Genuine AU   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 04/28/2013, 72/Lot# 112820 $996.60
1/8/2014 NGC XF 45   Heritage Auctions 2014 January 8 - 12 FUN US Coin Signature Auction - Orlando Session(5), 1201/Lot# 6660 $2,702.50
8/5/2014 NGC XF 45   Heritage Auctions 2014 August 5, 7 & 9 ANA US Coins Signature Auction - Chicago Session(2), 1208/Lot# 3877 $2,585.00
9/9/2016 PCGS XF 45   Heritage Auctions 2016 September 9 - 12 The Twelve Oaks Collection Signature Auction Session(2), 1244/Lot# 13678 $3,055.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1849 $5 MS D Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1749179919852252264829683186358139484287490163246794787533333333
1766186120742384275530413318370340614492537564817154787533333330
0000003318370340614492537564817154787533333300
0000003449382641744696585066377515787533333300
1849 $5 MS D
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1658188620682179261429483035318336394016493555826145713877108124855390849639102181103911909
173419472105232427252977308433353765432251515770647673297848826787309269983210492113290
00000030843335376543225151577064767329784882678730926998321049200
000000313434873890462953665957680775197986841089079454100251076500
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Grade: MS 65
Points: 8553
Owner: NGC EXHIBIT
 
Grade: AU 58
Points: 4935
Owner: Grand Tour
 
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