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: $433.90 (5/6/2021)
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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Last Updated: 8/30/2019

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1850 D $5 MS
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Base $ 1250 1550 1800 1950 3000 4200 4900 6100 7000 20000 23000 - - - - - - - - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 133
Low Grade: VG
Average Grade: 50
High Grade: 61

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.
NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 5/4/2021 1850 D $5 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base--121782512173116-4---------133
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Total--121782512173216-4---------134
 --1%1%13%6%19%9%13%24%12%-3%--------- 

NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1850 D $5 MS PL
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1589179919852174251929683149367340894271516170088195333333333
1659186120482289266930283324381241504568577774048195333333333
0000003324381241504568577774048195333333300
0000003498395042104864639277998195333333300
1850 D $5 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base150519282068214325852948318334473783404845657328765182708706915896281020710811114411233313276
164619752093229027063026327135593871422054867436785784158857931598211040811021117381264713940
0000003271355938714220548674367857841588579315982110408110211173800
00000033593671396043936407754380648561900794711001410610112311203600
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Grade: MS 61
Points: 7651
Owner: NGC EXHIBIT
 
Grade: AU 58
Points: 4565
Owner: leeper
 
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