Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $5 (1839-1908)
Mint: Dahlonega
Mintage: 91,584
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 8.3600g
AGW: 0.2419oz
Melt Value: $363.09 (8/19/2019)
Diameter: 21.6mm
Edge: Reeded
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1852 D $5 MS obverse 1852 D $5 MS reverse
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Description & Analysis

The 1852-D is among the more common Dahlonega half eagles. However, it is a much scarcer coin in high grades than such issues as the 1853-D and the 1854-D. Of the 200-250+ pieces that exist today, only seven or eight Uncirculated coins are known.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 4/15/2019

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1852 D $5 MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 1175 1450 1575 2225 2600 3000 3425 4300 6875 9750 10800 18700 29500 - - - - - - -
$ - - - - - - - - 34500 - - - - -

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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 274
Low Grade: G
Average Grade: 50
High Grade: 63

The chart showing G series, 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.
NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 8/13/2019 1852 D $5 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base-1-5252651284039387932-------274
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Total-1-52526512840393871033-------276
 -0 %-2 %9 %9 %18 %10 %14 %14 %14 %3 %4 %1 %1 %------- 

Auction Prices Realized

A random selection of coins is shown below.

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
8/2/1997 PCGS XF 45   Heritage Auctions 1997 ANA Signature Sale #175, 175/Lot# 7657 $1,840.00
1/8/2003 NGC MS 63   Heritage Auctions 2003, Orlando, FL. (FUN) Signature Sale #308, 308/Lot# 4780 $19,550.00
11/14/2005 PCGS AU 58   Teletrade Auction 2118, 2118/Lot# 2234 $6,048.00
9/14/2008 PCGS MS 61   Goldberg September 14-16, 2008 Pre-Long Beach Coin Auction, 48/Lot# 1463 $9,487.50
11/3/2010 NGC AU 55   Stack's Bowers The November 2010 Baltimore Auction, 44/Lot# 5097 $3,105.00
1/29/2012 PCGS XF 45   Goldberg January 29 - February 1, 2012 The Pre-Long Beach Auction, 67/Lot# 1538 $2,012.50
12/16/2012 PCGS VF 35   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 12/16/2012, 53/Lot# 89986 $1,650.00
12/1/2013 PCGS AU 53   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 780, 789/Lot# 217 $3,600.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1852 $5 MS D Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base16971774198522712585291331493317370339484560563359276720829785899037958910166107691162312525
1723184420802376269429923205344637854152491857316191724683948738922197811036711054119240
000000320534463785415249185731619172468394873892219781103671105400
000000326135743866435652755829645677718492888894059974105681133800
1852 $5 MS D
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1609186520872179260028072910300932053564439651045326664479108293873092689831104191125212134
1694193921182319266928412943307433253841463251785765706680388439890994561002710697115460
000000294330743325384146325178576570668038843989099456100271069700
000000297631403444411948685252620574888165858490899643102231097400
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Grade: MS 63
Points: 8038
Owner: NGC EXHIBIT
 
Grade: AU 55
Points: 3564
Owner: leeper
 
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