Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $5 (1839-1908)
Mint: Dahlonega
Mintage: 18,939
Catalog: KM-69
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 8.36g
AGW: 0.2419oz
Melt Value: $300.08 (2/14/2016)
Diameter: 21.6mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1839 D $5 MS obverse 1839 D $5 MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

Jeff Garrett: The 1839-D half eagle is another very popular issue from the Dahlonega Mint. The mintmark is found on the obverse, making the 1839 type different from the later issues of the Liberty Head half eagle. When found, the average 1839-D half eagle usually grades Very Fine or Extremely Fine. The issue is quite rare in About Uncirculated condition. Less than a dozen coins are known at the Uncirculated level, and none of them are choice. The finest examples seen by the authors include the Duke’s Creek specimen, the Harry W. Cass Jr. coin, and an attractive Mint State coin in the Smithsonian Collection. In comparison to the later issues from the Dahlonega Mint, most of the 1839-D half eagles are well struck.

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1839 D $5 MS
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 110
Low Grade: G
Average Grade: 50
High Grade: 62


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Auction Prices Realized

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9/13/1997 PCGS VF 35   Heritage Auctions 1997 September Long Beach Sale #178, 178/Lot# 7486 $1,667.50
7/15/2007 NCS   Teletrade Auction 2394, 2394/Lot# 2634 $4,928.00
1/30/2011 NGC AU 58   Goldberg January 30 - February 3, 2011 The Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 62/Lot# 2125 $13,800.00
4/27/2011 PCGS AU 55   Heritage Auctions 2011 April Rosemont CSNS Signature & Platinum Night US Coin Auction Session(3), 1154/Lot# 5385 $13,225.00
1/3/2012 NGC Details F Details  Heritage Auctions 2012 January 4-8 US Coins & Platinum Night FUN Signature Auction- Orlando Session(10), 1166/Lot# 12740 $920.00
2/24/2013 PCGS XF 40   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 740, 749/Lot# 1315 $4,300.00
7/27/2013 PCGS VF 20   Stack's Bowers The August 2013 Chicago ANA World's Fair of Money , 192/Lot# 5163 $2,585.00
2/16/2014 PCGS Genuine AU   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 02/16/2014, 174/Lot# 171543 $3,135.00
3/27/2015 NCS   Stack's Bowers March 2015 Baltimore, 6065/Lot# 7376 $3,290.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1839 D $5 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base17071843196922502860373044314935562461696855731774878968123821788326248391051111
175218852062245331503963459951645805639770097373798010106142152067130533391051110
000000459951645805639770097373798010106142152067130533391051100
000000476753945987662671637430847411244160492345934819391051100
1839 D $5 MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base17161818195921382851376543144772584664077112751976319021127751840426940400341111
175018652018237531553948446651306033664272477556809410272146512124931304400341110
000000446651306033664272477556809410272146512124931304400341100
000000461954886220687773837593855711523165272409435669400341100
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Grade: MS 61
Points: 7487
Owner: NGC EXHIBIT
 
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