Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $5 (1839-1908)
Mint: Dahlonega
Mintage: 89,678
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 8.3600g
AGW: 0.2419oz
Melt Value: $452.49 (5/18/2021)
Diameter: 21.6mm
Edge: Reeded
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1853 D $5 MS obverse 1853 D $5 MS reverse
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Description & Analysis

The 1853-D is the most available Dahlonega half eagle and it is the only issue that is seen in Uncirculated with any degree of regularity. There are an estimated 15 to 20 pieces known in Uncirculated with most in the MS60 to MS62 grade range. In properly graded MS63, the 1853-D is very rare.

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Last Updated: 8/30/2019

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1853 D $5 MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 379
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 53
High Grade: 64

The chart showing PrAg series, 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, 64 series.
NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 5/18/2021 1853 D $5 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base1-4330204634427682620843------379
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Total1-4330204635427682621843------381
 0%-1%1%8%5%12%9%11%20%22%2%6%2%1%1%------ 

NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1853 D $5 MS PL
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base16971963219422332871327033293496365239844502500352545783679410089106471127011920125971355514565
17862040220724463004329033853548376341574669508754306120789210275108551148712146129161389215293
000000338535483763415746695087543061207892102751085511487121461291600
000000344036003873432948365170560764578991104611106211703123711323600
1853 D $5 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base16091865208721792740312631833345349638174319480551045407629410012103001090811542122041313914127
16941939211823662869314532373395360339844481490552055703753310108105031111911763125161346814833
000000323733953603398444814905520557037533101081050311119117631251600
000000329134463710415246435004530659988773102041070511331119831282700
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Grade: MS 64
Points: 10012
Owner: NGC EXHIBIT
 
Grade: MS 63
Points: 6294
Owner: BillJones
 
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