Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $5 (1839-1908)
Mint: Dahlonega
Mintage: 62,710
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 8.3600g
AGW: 0.2419oz
Melt Value: $361.37 (10/23/2019)
Diameter: 21.6mm
Edge: Reeded
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1851 D $5 MS obverse 1851 D $5 MS reverse
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Description & Analysis

There are an estimated 115 to 135 1851-D half eagles known. Around two dozen of these grade AU and another four or five pieces grade Uncirculated.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 8/30/2019

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1851 D $5 MS
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Base $ 1250 1450 1700 2000 2550 3500 4000 5000 7250 11000 13000 20000 25000 48500 - - - - - -
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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 126
Low Grade: VG
Average Grade: 50
High Grade: 64

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, 62 series, 63 series, 64 series.
NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 10/22/2019 1851 D $5 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base--119131810272217223-1------126
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Total--119131810272217223-1------126
 --1 %1 %7 %10 %14 %8 %21 %17 %13 %2 %2 %2 %-1 %------ 

Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
2/10/2008 NGC AU 58   Goldberg February 10-13, 2008 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 44/Lot# 2384 $4,945.00
9/7/2009 PCGS AU 50   Teletrade Auction 2742, 2742/Lot# 1901 $2,760.00
1/6/2011 NGC Details UNC Details  David Lawrence Rare Coins Thursday - Internet Auction # 547, 554/Lot# 5077 $3,651.25
2/28/2012 PCGS F 15   Stack's Bowers The March 2012 Baltimore Auction, 135/Lot# 7524 $1,610.00
6/27/2014 NGC AU 50   Stack's Bowers June 2014 Baltimore, 6021/Lot# 2525 $2,350.00
7/27/2014 PCGS F 12   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 07/27/2014, 201/Lot# 194039 $1,540.00
9/7/2016 PCGS XF 45   Heritage Auctions 2016 September 7 - 11 Long Beach Expo US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(3), 1239/Lot# 4648 $3,067.93
12/13/2018 PCGS VF 25   Heritage Auctions 2018 December 13-14 US Coins Signature Auction Session(2), 1282/Lot# 3767 $1,680.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1851 $5 MS D Prooflike
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Base1697177419632233258530213149364238754239495261096567752633333333
1723183720532350273030643313372039964477533862626887752633333330
0000003313372039964477533862626887752633333300
0000003478379741184714572364147206752633333300
1851 $5 MS D
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1609192820872179248028853138348637834016475657475905682074099485102331083811470121281305914043
171519812118227926152969325435853861426350865800621070168101973410435110491168912438133870
00000032543585386142635086580062107016810197341043511049116891243800
00000033703684393845095417585265157213879399841063611259119091274900
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Grade: MS 64
Points: 9485
Owner: NGC EXHIBIT
 
Grade: AU 58
Points: 4756
Owner: (none)
 
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