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: $305.08 (5/22/2017)
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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Price Guide

Last Updated: 7/25/2016

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1853 D $5 MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 975 1175 1500 1950 2575 3200 3400 4300 6100 8450 9500 12000 18000 52500 - - - - - -
$ - - 3600 4800 6750 - - - - - - - - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 345
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 53
High Grade: 64


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Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
10/8/1994 PCGS MS 61   Heritage Auctions 1994 October Long Beach Signature Sale #124, 124/Lot# 5595 $5,060.00
3/28/2004 NGC AU 58   Teletrade Auction 1862, 1862/Lot# 1360 $4,400.00
11/7/2011 NGC AU 53   Heritage Auctions 2011 November 7-9 US Coins Signature Auction - Beverly Hills Session(3), 1161/Lot# 4303 $2,990.00
1/29/2012 PCGS XF 45   Goldberg January 29 - February 1, 2012 The Pre-Long Beach Auction, 67/Lot# 1541 $2,645.00
1/9/2013 NGC MS 60   Heritage Auctions 2013 January 9-13 US Coin FUN Signature Auction - Orlando Session(6), 1181/Lot# 7182 $5,581.25
6/22/2014 PCGS XF 45   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 06/22/2014, 200/Lot# 202547 $2,052.60
10/30/2014 PCGS MS 64   Stack's Bowers November Baltimore 2014, 6039/Lot# 10044 $70,500.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1853 D $5 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1609168318652124243327943009310331943564417248055049556365459756333333
1634174419512227255328663040313333173767438348865220589076159756333330
0000003040313333173767438348865220589076159756333300
0000003072316434413969459449685392621886869756333300
1853 D $5 MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base16971774196322332552292731493247334037224350500352545783679410089333333
17231837205323392677300131823278346739314568508754306120789210089333330
00000031823278346739314568508754306120789210089333300
00000032143309359541414785517056076457899110089333300
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Grade: MS 64
Points: 9756
Owner: NGC EXHIBIT
 
Grade: MS 63
Points: 6545
Owner: BillJones
 
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