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: $360.79 (10/20/2019)
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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GRADE SUMMARY

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 8/30/2019

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1853 D $5 MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 372
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: 10/8/2019 1853 D $5 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base1-4328214534407381621843------372
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-------1----1---------2
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Total1-4328214535407381622843------374
 0 %-1 %1 %7 %6 %12 %9 %11 %20 %22 %2 %6 %2 %1 %1 %------ 

Auction Prices Realized

A random selection of coins is shown below.

Images
Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
10/4/1995 NGC AU 58   Heritage Auctions 1995 October Long Beach Bullet Sale #143, 143/Lot# 562 $2,310.00
6/19/1996 PCGS AU 53   Teletrade Auction 0851, 851/Lot# 1882 $1,688.00
5/28/2006 PCGS MS 63   Goldberg May 28-31, 2006 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 36/Lot# 3833 $16,675.00
1/5/2011 NGC Details VF Details  Heritage Auctions 2011 January Tampa FUN Signature & Platinum Night US Coin Auction Session(5), 1151/Lot# 6900 $920.00
4/10/2011 PCGS AU 50   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 04/10/2011, 110/Lot# 6921 $2,365.00
2/6/2015 NGC MS 63   Stack's Bowers 2015 Americana Auction, 6070/Lot# 2084 $14,100.00
7/7/2016 PCGS XF 45   Heritage Auctions 2016 July 7 - 10 Summer FUN US Coins Signature Auction - Orlando Summer FUN Session(5), 1237/Lot# 7896 $2,467.50
8/2/2017 PCGS XF 40   Heritage Auctions 2017 August 2 - 6 ANA US Coins Signature Auction - Denver Session(5), 1258/Lot# 5632 $3,525.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1853 $5 MS D Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base16971963219422332871327033293496365239844502500352545783679410089106471127011920125971355514565
1786204022072446300432903385354837634157466950875430612078921027510855114871214612916138920
000000338535483763415746695087543061207892102751085511487121461291600
000000344036003873432948365170560764578991104611106211703123711323600
1853 $5 MS D
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base16091865208721792740312631833345349638174319480551045407629410012103001090811542122041313914127
1694193921182366286931453237339536033984448149055205570375331010810503111191176312516134680
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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