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: $306.32 (5/29/2017)
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: 7/25/2016

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1851 D $5 MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 118
Low Grade: VG
Average Grade: 50
High Grade: 64


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Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
6/14/1999 PCGS VF 30   Teletrade Auction 1174, 1174/Lot# 2102 $659.38
2/11/2007 NGC MS 62   Goldberg February 11-14, 2007 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 39/Lot# 2298 $13,800.00
1/6/2011 NGC Details UNC Details  David Lawrence Rare Coins Thursday - Internet Auction # 547, 554/Lot# 5077 $3,651.25
6/14/2011 NGC XF 40   Stack's Bowers The June 2011 Baltimore Auction, 92/Lot# 9471 $747.50
10/18/2012 PCGS VG 10   Heritage Auctions 2012 October 18-21 ANA US Coins Signature Auction - Dallas Session(4), 1175/Lot# 5884 $1,175.00
1/8/2014 NGC MS 62   Heritage Auctions 2014 January 8 - 12 FUN US Coin Signature Auction - Orlando Session(3), 1201/Lot# 5449 $16,450.00
1/8/2014 NGC AU 58   Heritage Auctions 2014 January 8 - 12 FUN US Coin Signature Auction - Orlando Session(5), 1201/Lot# 6665 $4,700.00
6/29/2014 PCGS F 12   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 06/29/2014, 187/Lot# 194039 $1,400.00
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


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1851 D $5 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1609168318652124246428853009348637124064475658796324725833333333
1634174419512237260429263168356138294295513060276635725833333330
0000003168356138294295513060276635725833333300
0000003327363739474525550561766947725833333300
1851 D $5 MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1697177419632233258530213149364238754239495261096567752633333333
1723183720532350273030643313372039964477533862626887752633333330
0000003313372039964477533862626887752633333300
0000003478379741184714572364147206752633333300
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Grade: AU 58
Points: 4756
Owner: (none)
 
Grade: AU 55
Points: 4064
Owner: leeper
 
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