1851-D $5
Lot 1274
1851-D $5
Sold for US$ 2,925 inc. premium
Auction Details
Lot Details
1851-D $5
Certainly among the more elusive Dahlonega Mint issues in the Liberty five dollar series, the 1851-D ranks sixth in overall rarity, and ninth in high-grade, among the 26 half eagle deliveries from this branch mint. This mostly yellow-gold example is one of just 115-135 coins believed extant from an original mintage of 62,710 pieces (this per Winter, 2003). Both sides also reveal intermingled green-gold undertones as the coin rotates away from a light. The strike is suitably bold in most areas, but there is mentionable bluntness of detail over the haircurls atop Liberty's brow on the obverse, as well as in the corresponding area (central eagle) on the reverse. The number of scattered abrasions is not excessive for a gold coin of this size and at this grade level. Shimmering remnants of original luster enhance the eye appeal of this possible low-end Condition Census representative. (PCGS 8248) Brilliant Uncirculated to Choice Uncirculated
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