Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $5 (1839-1908)
Mint: Dahlonega
Mintage: 22,432
Catalog: KM-69
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 8.36g
AGW: 0.2419oz
Melt Value: $319.07 (10/1/2016)
Diameter: 21.6mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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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: 9/15/2016

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1855 D $5 MS
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Base $ 1125 1300 1650 2300 3350 4300 4900 6000 7750 18500 21500 28000 48500 - - - - - - -
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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 80
Low Grade: VF
Average Grade: 50
High Grade: 64


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10/5/2016 AU Details  Heritage Auctions 2016 October 3 - 5 US Coins Signature Auction - Dallas Session(3), 1240/Lot# 4124


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2/21/1996 PCGS VF 25   Teletrade Auction 0817, 817/Lot# 854 $580.25
5/5/2004 NGC AU 53   Heritage Auctions 2004 May (CSNS) Signature Sale #346, 346/Lot# 9477 $3,450.00
5/30/2005 NGC AU 58   Goldberg May 30 - June 16, 2005 Pre-Long Beach Coin Auction, 31/Lot# 899 $5,463.00
8/15/2011 NGC AU 50   Stack's Bowers The August 2011 Chicago ANA World's Fair of Money Auction, 115/Lot# 3859 $2,070.00
10/17/2012 NGC AU 53   Stack's Bowers The November 2012 Baltimore Auction - US and World Lots - Live and Internet Only Sessions, 144/Lot# 5500 $3,450.00
1/9/2013 NGC AU 58   Heritage Auctions 2013 January 9-13 US Coin FUN Signature Auction - Orlando Session(6), 1181/Lot# 7196 $5,875.00
5/26/2013 PCGS Genuine VF   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 05/26/2013, 76/Lot# 117851 $825.00
7/27/2013 NGC AU 53   Stack's Bowers The August 2013 Chicago ANA World's Fair of Money , 192/Lot# 5174 $3,525.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1855 D $5 MS
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000000343136373902430452926749726183321051714245200432868936105100
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1855 D $5 MS Prooflike
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Grade: MS 61
Points: 7014
Owner: NGC EXHIBIT
 
Grade: AU 58
Points: 4630
Owner: (none)
 
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