Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $5 (1839-1908)
Mint: Dahlonega
Mintage: 88,982
Catalog: KM-69
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 8.36g
AGW: 0.2419oz
Melt Value: $312.95 (5/1/2016)
Diameter: 21.6mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1844 D $5 MS obverse 1844 D $5 MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

Jeff Garrett: The 1844-D half eagle is one of the most frequently offered dates seen at auction in the last 15 years. More than 40 examples crossed the auction block during that time. Most of the coins were in grades of Very Fine to About Uncirculated. The 1844-D half eagle is one of the more available issues from the Dahlonega Mint in grades below Uncirculated. However, Mint State examples are very rare. Just a couple of dozen coins have been graded at that level, some just barely making the cut. Choice examples of the date are very rare. The finest known example is the NGC MS-64 Duke’s Creek coin, which sold for $52,250 in the 1997 sale of the John J. Pittman Collection. Most of the high-grade 1844-D half eagles seen are well struck and somewhat prooflike.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 12/8/2015

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1844 D $5 MS
  GVGFVFXF5053555861626364656667686970
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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 240
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 50
High Grade: 64


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5/1/2016 VF 25   Heritage Auctions 2016 April 27 - May 1 CSNS US Coins Signature Auction - Chicago Session(5), 1234/Lot# 5814


Auction Prices Realized

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Grade
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8/13/1999 PCGS MS 63   Heritage Auctions 1999 ANA Signature Sale #208, 208/Lot# 7675 $13,800.00
5/28/2006 PCGS MS 62   Goldberg May 28-31, 2006 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 36/Lot# 3815 $12,075.00
6/10/2009 PCGS VF 30   Teletrade Auction 2704, 2704/Lot# 1943 $1,552.50
11/29/2012 NGC Details XF Details  Heritage Auctions 2012 November 29 - December 2 US Coin Signature Auction - Houston Session(3), 1177/Lot# 4938 $1,175.00
3/27/2014 PCGS MS 62   Stack's Bowers March 2014 Baltimore Auction, 6008/Lot# 4084 $11,162.50
6/4/2014 PCGS MS 61   Heritage Auctions 2014 June 4 - 8 US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(3), 1206/Lot# 4825 $8,518.75
9/14/2014 PCGS XF 45   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 821, 830/Lot# 10329 $2,212.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1844 D $5 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1558165818651989223327543194362842084536497052245720604880589667129291761524438250942608027095
1591172719062070240629003338382143174680505453895829671885941075414491198892465625422264180
000000333838214317468050545389582967188594107541449119889246562542200
000000348340144426482551395554593873889130118411605322163248752575100
1844 D $5 MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1293137614631384197627403322378843884726517054355938618681839999133391813025094257642676927803
1320140514631581223029343477398845004874525856026020685187881111214936204512531726099271130
000000347739884500487452585602602068518788111121493620451253172609900
000000363241884613502253465770610375179393122251653322772255402643400
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Grade: MS 64
Points: 10754
Owner: NGC EXHIBIT
 
Grade: MS 61
Points: 5720
Owner: (none)
 
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