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: $308.66 (10/23/2017)
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: 6/1/2017

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1855 D $5 MS
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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 79
Low Grade: VF
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
2/21/1996 PCGS VF 25   Teletrade Auction 0817, 817/Lot# 854 $580.25
1/28/2004 NGC MS 62   Heritage Auctions 2004 January Long Beach Signature Sale #342, 342/Lot# 9033 $16,100.00
5/30/2005 NGC AU 58   Goldberg May 30 - June 16, 2005 Pre-Long Beach Coin Auction, 31/Lot# 899 $5,463.00
6/17/2010 NGC AU 55   Stack's Bowers The June 2010 Baltimore Auction, 41/Lot# 3648 $3,231.50
10/13/2011 PCGS Genuine Genuine   Heritage Auctions 2011 October 13-16 US Coins Signature Auction #1160- Pittsburgh Session(5), 1160/Lot# 10082 $632.50
10/16/2011 PCGS VF 25   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131143/Lot# 28773 $1,840.00
5/26/2013 PCGS Genuine VF   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 05/26/2013, 76/Lot# 117851 $825.00
9/7/2016 NGC AU 58   Heritage Auctions 2016 September 7 - 11 Long Beach Expo US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(5), 1239/Lot# 5675 $5,170.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1855 $5 MS D Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1895191820722345277033173518372239484319482368667276803898123333333
1903196921632487295233843586379740724487550470037530862998123333330
0000003586379740724487550470037530862998123333300
0000003654387341954655618571397784922198123333300
1855 $5 MS D
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1799182119692233264331723365356437834141463066167014775694853333333
1806187020572370281932363431363739024304529267497261833294853333330
0000003431363739024304529267497261833294853333300
0000003498371040224467595468817509890994853333300
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Grade: MS 61
Points: 7014
Owner: NGC EXHIBIT
 
Grade: AU 58
Points: 4630
Owner: (none)
 
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