Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $5 (1839-1908)
Mint: Dahlonega
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 8.3600g
AGW: 0.2419oz
Melt Value: $306.71 (5/27/2017)
Diameter: 21.6mm
Edge: Reeded
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1850 D $5 MS obverse 1850 D $5 MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

The 1850-D is the third scarcest Dahlonega half eagle in high grades, trailing only the 1842-D Large Date and the 1861-D. It is an extremely rare issue in AU55 and finer, although many non-specialists do not give it much regard. There are just a dozen or so pieces known in AU, as well as a small number of Uncirculated coins.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 7/25/2016

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1850 D $5 MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 1000 1200 1425 1900 2650 4175 5300 5850 9100 19500 29500 - - - - - - - - -
$ - - - - 12000 - - - - - - - - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 125
Low Grade: VG
Average Grade: 50
High Grade: 61


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4/11/2004 PCGS XF 40   Teletrade Auction 1868, 1868/Lot# 1530 $1,980.00
9/10/2006 NGC AU 55   Goldberg September 10-13, 2006 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 37/Lot# 1995 $5,175.00
9/28/2009 NGC XF 40   David Lawrence Rare Coins Monday - Internet Auction # 414, 420/Lot# 1062 $1,840.00
2/28/2012 PCGS AU 50   Stack's Bowers The March 2012 Baltimore Auction, 135/Lot# 7523 $3,708.75
1/9/2013 NGC AU 55   Heritage Auctions 2013 January 9-13 US Coin FUN Signature Auction - Orlando Session(6), 1181/Lot# 7165 $3,818.75
6/5/2013 PCGS AU 55   Heritage Auctions 2013 June 5 - 9 US Coin Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(3), 1186/Lot# 4770 $4,406.25
1/5/2014 NGC MS 62   Prooflike Heritage Auctions 2014 January 5 - 6 World & Ancient Coin Signature Auction - New York Session(1), 3030/Lot# 23121 $1,645.00
10/29/2015 NGC AU 58   Heritage Auctions 2015 October 29 - November 1 US Coins Signature Auction - New York Session(1), 1225/Lot# 3522 $5,640.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1850 D $5 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1505170718862068240128343009351639194095495867537910333333333
1572176719472179254528923178365039784383555671397910333333330
0000003178365039784383555671397910333333300
0000003347378540364670615575247910333333300
1850 D $5 MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1589179919852174251929683149367340894271516170088195333333333
1659186120482289266930283324381241504568577774048195333333330
0000003324381241504568577774048195333333300
0000003498395042104864639277998195333333300
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Grade: MS 61
Points: 7910
Owner: NGC EXHIBIT
 
Grade: AU 58
Points: 4958
Owner: leeper
 
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