Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $5 (1839-1908)
Mint: Dahlonega
Mintage: 14,635
Catalog: KM-69
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 8.36g
AGW: 0.2419oz
Melt Value: $319.16 (9/29/2016)
Diameter: 21.6mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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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: 7/25/2016

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1860 D $5 MS
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 132
Low Grade: VG
Average Grade: 53
High Grade: 64


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10/5/2016 XF 45   Heritage Auctions 2016 October 3 - 5 US Coins Signature Auction - Dallas Session(3), 1240/Lot# 4129


Auction Prices Realized

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9/9/1998 PCGS XF 45   Teletrade Auction 1084, 1084/Lot# 2019 $1,846.25
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
1/5/2011 PCGS Genuine Genuine   Heritage Auctions 2011 January Tampa FUN Signature & Platinum Night US Coin Auction Session(7), 1151/Lot# 12508 $2,081.50
4/29/2012 PCGS MS 61   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 04/29/2012, 20/Lot# 47766 $13,750.00
7/27/2013 PCGS MS 62   Stack's Bowers The August 2013 Chicago ANA World's Fair of Money , 192/Lot# 4487 $13,512.50
10/3/2014 NGC   Stack's Bowers iAuction 3502, 6056/Lot# 22307 $2,056.25


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1860 D $5 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base170717991969212425253009332436014425486554235747600766858849115291594222125312534489911
173718552020225726863114341638754571505155315833623374069742130001800325167358014489910
000000341638754571505155315833623374069742130001800325167358014489900
0000003508415047185237563959206459812710635144712006428210403504489900
1860 D $5 MS Prooflike
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Grade: MS 64
Points: 11529
Owner: NGC EXHIBIT
 
Grade: XF 45
Points: 3324
Owner: JTO
 
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