Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $5 (1839-1908)
Mint: Dahlonega
Mintage: 22,432
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 8.3600g
AGW: 0.2419oz
Melt Value: $436.33 (7/25/2021)
Diameter: 21.6mm
Edge: Reeded
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1855 D $5 MS obverse 1855 D $5 MS reverse
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Description & Analysis

The 1855-D is the fifth rarest Dahlonega half eagle in higher grades. Of the 125-150 pieces known only two dozen or so grade AU while another four or five exist in Uncirculated.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 9/3/2019

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1855 D $5 MS
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Base $ 1200 1430 1600 1800 3250 4250 4500 6250 7000 14500 19800 25500 44500 - - - - - - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 83
Low Grade: VG
Average Grade: 50
High Grade: 64

The chart showing 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: 7/20/2021 1855 D $5 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base--2-51269121615-3111------83
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Total--2-51269121615-3111------83
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NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1855 D $5 MS PL
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1931198521782308245132703617370338004396461762407049776295169999105001111711760124311337914380
19492049222123562724338636463735399944705158651072878347967710166107061133111984127471371315099
000000364637353999447051586510728783479677101661070611331119841274700
000000367437684197454356996779752489319838103331091111546122071306300
1855 D $5 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1834188620722197233531263462354536394217443160076794748791979668101571075911387120411296813946
1851194821142243259932383490357638324288495662697025805793549831103581096811605123501329414643
00000034903576383242884956626970258057935498311035810968116051235000
00000035173608402443605482653272568627951199941055811178118231265900
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Grade: MS 61
Points: 6794
Owner: NGC EXHIBIT
 
Grade: AU 58
Points: 4431
Owner: (none)
 
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