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: $361.42 (10/14/2019)
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: 9/4/2019

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1860 D $5 MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 1700 1900 2150 2750 3500 4000 4450 6000 6500 12000 13000 22000 42500 62500 - - - - - -
$ - - - - 7900 - - - 42500 - - - - -

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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 135
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: 10/8/2019 1860 D $5 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base--13415151016193635512------135
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Total--13415151016193635612------136
 --1 %2 %3 %11 %11 %7 %12 %14 %26 %2 %4 %4 %1 %1 %------ 

Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
1/8/2003 PCGS MS 62   Heritage Auctions 2003, Orlando, FL. (FUN) Signature Sale #308, 308/Lot# 4808 $21,850.00
5/30/2005 PCGS XF 45   Goldberg May 30 - June 16, 2005 Pre-Long Beach Coin Auction, 31/Lot# 911 $2,530.00
4/6/2006 NGC AU 53   Heritage Auctions 2006 April Atlanta, GA (ANA) Signature Auction #402, 402/Lot# 1883 $3,737.50
9/27/2009 PCGS AU 58   Teletrade Auction 2750, 2750/Lot# 2322 $6,670.00
6/14/2011 NGC AU 50   Stack's Bowers The June 2011 Baltimore Auction, 92/Lot# 9487 $1,035.00
4/29/2012 PCGS MS 61   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 04/29/2012, 20/Lot# 47766 $13,750.00
6/27/2014 PCGS VF 30   Stack's Bowers June 2014 Baltimore, 6021/Lot# 2529 $1,762.50
7/12/2018 PCGS MS 61   Heritage Auctions 2018 July 12 - 15 Summer FUN US Coins Signature Auction - Orlando Session(1), 1277/Lot# 3229 $10,800.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1860 $5 MS D Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base223323452451260128573270360138753984431948496064652769381047812249131341379314547153311643717601
22702380250126862995338036923911409644965254621866648118110681254413354140441480815700168250
0000003692391140964496525462186664811811068125441335414044148081570000
0000003784394842074672565963736801929811659128391357314296150701606800
1860 $5 MS D
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base21242268238525552818314532793447356441114565587960726385904610604126641337314109148761595817097
2172230724422643292731903335348637464262500359436176727295651129112900136181436515237163380
000000333534863746426250035943617672729565112911290013618143651523700
0000003391352539294414544160086281815910085119771313713864146201559700
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Grade: MS 64
Points: 10604
Owner: NGC EXHIBIT
 
Grade: XF 45
Points: 3279
Owner: JTO
 
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