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: $309.85 (10/20/2017)
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: 6/1/2017

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1850 D $5 MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 1250 1425 1525 1950 2650 3950 4900 5700 7900 19000 27000 - - - - - - - - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 127
Low Grade: VG
Average Grade: 50
High Grade: 61


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Auction Prices Realized

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Date
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Grade
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Price
4/11/2004 PCGS XF 40   Teletrade Auction 1868, 1868/Lot# 1530 $1,980.00
9/28/2009 NGC XF 40   David Lawrence Rare Coins Monday - Internet Auction # 414, 420/Lot# 1062 $1,840.00
8/11/2011 PCGS VF 35   Heritage Auctions 2011 August Chicago Signature US Coin & Platinum Night Auction Session(4), 1158/Lot# 5529 $1,782.50
1/29/2012 PCGS XF 45   Goldberg January 29 - February 1, 2012 The Pre-Long Beach Auction, 67/Lot# 1529 $2,300.00
2/28/2012 PCGS AU 50   Stack's Bowers The March 2012 Baltimore Auction, 135/Lot# 7523 $3,708.75
5/30/2012 PCGS XF 40   Heritage Auctions 2012 May 30- June 3 US Coins Signature Auction- Long Beach Session(3), 1171/Lot# 5003 $2,127.50
7/27/2013 NGC AU 55   Stack's Bowers The August 2013 Chicago ANA World's Fair of Money , 192/Lot# 5169 $3,671.88


NGC Registry

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