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: $360.79 (10/20/2019)
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: 8/30/2019

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1850 D $5 MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 1250 1550 1800 2200 3000 4200 4900 6100 7000 20000 23000 - - - - - - - - -

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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 129
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: 10/8/2019 1850 D $5 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base--121682211172919-4---------129
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Total--121682211173019-4---------130
 --1 %2 %12 %6 %17 %8 %13 %23 %15 %-3 %--------- 

Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
4/11/2004 PCGS XF 40   Teletrade Auction 1868, 1868/Lot# 1530 $1,980.00
2/5/2006 PCGS AU 58   Goldberg February 5-8, 2006 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 34/Lot# 1118 $8,337.50
9/28/2009 NGC XF 40   David Lawrence Rare Coins Monday - Internet Auction # 414, 420/Lot# 1062 $1,840.00
2/7/2013 PCGS AU 55   Heritage Auctions 2013 February 7 -8 & 10 US Coin Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(4), 1182/Lot# 4857 $4,553.13
8/8/2014 PCGS XF 45   Stack's Bowers August 2014 Chicago ANA, 6014/Lot# 4351 $2,115.00
9/9/2016 PCGS AU 50   Heritage Auctions 2016 September 9 - 12 The Twelve Oaks Collection Signature Auction Session(2), 1244/Lot# 13682 $3,055.00
7/6/2017 PCGS Genuine XF   Heritage Auctions 2017 July 6 - 9 Summer FUN US Coins Signature Auction - Orlando Summer FUN Session(3), 1257/Lot# 4214 $2,373.50


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1850 $5 MS D Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1589179919852174251929683149367340894271516170088195333333333
1659186120482289266930283324381241504568577774048195333333330
0000003324381241504568577774048195333333300
0000003498395042104864639277998195333333300
1850 $5 MS D
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base150519282068214325852948318334473783404845657328765182708706915896281020710811114411233313276
16461975209322902706302632713559387142205486743678578415885793159821104081102111738126470
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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