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1841-D Liberty Head Half Eagle Obverse     1841-D Liberty Head Half Eagle Reverse


1841-D FIVE DOLLARS
OR HALF EAGLE

PCGS Nos: 8204, 98204

Mintage:
Circulation strikes: 29,392
Proofs: 0

Designer: Christian Gobrecht

Diameter: 21.65 millimeters

Metal content:
Gold - 90%
Other - 10%

Weight: 129 grains (8.24 grams)

Edge: Reeded

Mintmark: "D" (for Dahlonega, GA) below the eagle on the reverse

Images courtesy of Hancock & Harwell Rare Coins

Significant examples:
PCGS MS-65 (illustrated above).  Part of the famous "Duke's Creek" collection of Southern Gold coins as of October 20, 1999.

Recent appearances:
NGC MS-60.  Ex - Ashland City - Heritage 01/2004: 9013, $9,200.00, Small D, Variety 5-D

NGC MS-60.  Ex - Superior Galleries' "The ANA 2001 National Money Show Auction", March 8-9, 2001, Lot 815, sold for $7,187.50

PCGS AU-55.  Ex - Bowers and Merena Galleries, "The Harry W. Bass, Jr. Collection, Part IV Sale", November 20-21, 2000, Lot 369, "Tall D", illustrated, sold for $5,750.00  From Superior's sale of February 1973, Lot 379

PCGS AU-55.  Ex - Bowers and Merena Galleries, "The Harry W. Bass, Jr. Collection, Part IV Sale", November 20-21, 2000, Lot 370, "Tall D", illustrated, sold for $7,475.00  Purchased from Stanley Kesselman, May 1, 1968

Notes:
The finest "Small D" example graded by PCGS is a single MS-65.

The finest "Large D" example graded by PCGS is a single MS-63.

Sources and/or recommended reading:
"Walter Breen's Complete Encyclopedia of U.S. and Colonial Coins" by Walter Breen

"The PCGS Population Report, July 2003" by The Professional Coin Grading Service