Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $5 (1839-1908)
Mint: Dahlonega
Mintage: 14,635
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 8.3600g
AGW: 0.2419oz
Melt Value: $340.07 (7/16/2019)
Diameter: 21.6mm
Edge: Reeded
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1860 D $5 MS obverse 1860 D $5 MS reverse
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Description & Analysis

Jeff Garrett: The 1860-D half eagle features one of the lower mintages from the Dahlonega Mint. There have been surprisingly many examples offered for sale at auction in the last two decades, and most graded in the range of Extremely Fine or About Uncirculated. Many of the coins seen are a bit weakly struck in the centers, and examples with genuine luster are rare. Mint State examples are very rare, with fewer than two dozen coins known, most of these being marginally Uncirculated. The finest example of the date resides in the Duke’s Creek Collection of Dahlonega half eagles. The coin has been graded by NGC as MS 64 and traces its pedigree to the Bareford and Milas collections. Another NGC MS 64 coin sold at auction in January, 2016 for $48,175. The Smithsonian retains four examples of the 1860-D, with the finest coin grading MS 62.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 3/22/2019

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1860 D $5 MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 1700 1875 2150 2620 3290 4000 4300 5900 7500 13750 14900 16900 42500 66600 - - - - - -
$ - - - - 7900 - - - 42500 - - - - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 133
Low Grade: VG
Average Grade: 53
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: 7/16/2019 1860 D $5 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base--13415151015193535512------133
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Total--13415151015193535512------133
 --1 %2 %3 %11 %11 %8 %11 %14 %26 %2 %4 %4 %1 %2 %------ 

Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
5/30/2005 PCGS XF 45   Goldberg May 30 - June 16, 2005 Pre-Long Beach Coin Auction, 31/Lot# 911 $2,530.00
9/27/2009 PCGS AU 58   Teletrade Auction 2750, 2750/Lot# 2322 $6,670.00
3/24/2010 NGC AU 53   Heritage Auctions 2010 March Fort Worth, TX Signature ANA US Coin Auction #1138, 1138/Lot# 2333 $4,025.00
11/3/2010 NGC AU 55   Stack's Bowers The November 2010 Baltimore Auction, 44/Lot# 5108 $4,600.00
4/29/2012 PCGS MS 61   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 04/29/2012, 20/Lot# 47766 $13,750.00
1/9/2013 NGC Details XF Details  Heritage Auctions 2013 January 9-13 US Coin FUN Signature Auction - Orlando Session(6), 1181/Lot# 7219 $1,645.00
6/8/2017 PCGS Genuine AU   Heritage Auctions 2017 June 8 - 11 Long Beach Expo US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(4), 1256/Lot# 4835 $2,011.60


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1860 $5 MS D Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base2233234524512601285732703601387539844319484960646527693810478122491313400000
2270238025012686299533803692391140964496525462186664811811068125441313400000
0000003692391140964496525462186664811811068125441313400000
0000003784394842074672565963736801929811659128391313400000
1860 $5 MS D
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base212422682385255528183145327934473564411145655879607263859046106041266400000
217223072442264329273190333534863746426250035943617672729565112911266400000
000000333534863746426250035943617672729565112911266400000
0000003391352539294414544160086281815910085119771266400000
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Grade: MS 64
Points: 10604
Owner: NGC EXHIBIT
 
Grade: XF 45
Points: 3279
Owner: JTO
 
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