Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $5 (1839-1908)
Mint: Dahlonega
Mintage: 10,366
Catalog: KM-69
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 8.36g
AGW: 0.2419oz
Melt Value: $297.88 (5/26/2016)
Diameter: 21.6mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1859 D $5 MS obverse 1859 D $5 MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

Jeff Garrett: The 1859-D half eagle has one of the lowest mintages of all Dahlonega Mint half eagles. The only coin with a lower mintage is the extremely rare 1861-D issue. The 1859-D half eagle is a rare coin in any grade, with most examples grading Very Fine or Extremely Fine. Most of the specimens seen are weakly struck on the central portions of the obverse and reverse. The rims are also broad and beveled in appearance on every example seen. Although quite a few 1859-D half eagles in About Uncirculated have sold at auction in the last few years, the date is difficult to locate in today’s environment. One of the finest 1859-D half eagles known is now a part of the Duke’s Creek Collection. The coin was formerly in the collection of John J. Pittman, who purchased it in 1956 for $42.50. It sold in 1997 for $60,500, which is more than 1,000 times the price Pittman paid!

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Last Updated: 12/11/2015

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1859 D $5 MS
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Base $ 1300 1500 1775 2300 2900 4000 4400 5750 6900 14000 26000 42500 - - - - - - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 107
Low Grade: VG
Average Grade: 53
High Grade: 65


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7/14/2004 NGC AU 50   Teletrade Auction 1909, 1909/Lot# 1870 $3,300.00
9/10/2006 NGC MS 60   Goldberg September 10-13, 2006 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 37/Lot# 2029 $9,200.00
5/27/2009 NGC MS 63   Heritage Auctions 2009 May Long Beach, CA Signature US Coin Auction #1125, 1125/Lot# 1670 $23,000.00
10/13/2011 PCGS MS 61   Heritage Auctions 2011 October 13-16 US Coins Signature Auction #1160- Pittsburgh Session(3), 1160/Lot# 4924 $10,350.00
1/9/2013 PCGS XF 40   Heritage Auctions 2013 January 9-13 US Coin FUN Signature Auction - Orlando Session(6), 1181/Lot# 7213 $4,700.00
6/9/2013 PCGS VF 20   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 755, 764/Lot# 286 $2,700.00
11/5/2015 PCGS MS 62   Stack's Bowers November 2015 Baltimore, 6110/Lot# 20116 $15,275.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1859 D $5 MS
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Base16091730192820872302280730093406415145525066536759227317847213126184332633638248111
164917961981215824702874314136544284472351665552638777021002314895210673030638248110
000000314136544284472351665552638777021002314895210673030638248100
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1859 D $5 MS Prooflike
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Grade: MS 64
Points: 16664
Owner: NGC EXHIBIT
 
Grade: AU 58
Points: 5066
Owner: leeper
 
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