1858-D FIVE DOLLARS
OR HALF EAGLE
PCGS No: 8278
Circulation strikes: 15,362
Gold - 90%
Other - 10%
grains (8.24 grams)
"D" (for Dahlonega, GA) below the eagle on the reverse
Images courtesy of Hancock & Harwell Rare Coins
PCGS MS-64 (illustrated
above). Part of the famous "Duke's Creek"
collection of Southern Gold coins as of October 20, 1999.
NGC MS-61 (illustrated below). Ex - Ira
& Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "The California
Sale", October 2-3, 2000, Lot 912 sold for $9,200.00, where it was described (in part)
as follows: "Sharply struck for the date with full definition on
Liberty's curls and even on the central reverse devices, which are
notoriously weak on this date and mint. The color is a frosty orange-gold
color, with glowing mint brilliance. Surface quality is much better than
often encountered for the grade, with no deep or distracting bagmarks to
note. Minor surface disturbances are noted in the fields, but visible
primarily with a glass. The presses stopped at 15,362 for the year
1858 in Dahlonega, very few of which survive today."
NGC MS-61. Ex -
Ashland City - Heritage 01/2004: 9036, $10,350.00, Variety 35-DD
NGC MS-61. Ex - Superior Galleries' "The ANA 2001 National Money
Show Auction", March 8-9, 2001, Lot 820, sold for $8,912.50
EF-45. Ex - Bowers and Merena Galleries, "The Harry W. Bass, Jr.
Collection, Part IV Sale", November 20-21, 2000, Lot 471, "Large
D", illustrated, sold for $1,495.00 From Abe Kosoff's sale of the Shuford Collection, April
1968, Lot 2071
VF-35. Ex - Bowers and Merena Galleries, "The Harry W. Bass, Jr.
Collection, Part IV Sale", November 20-21, 2000, Lot 472, not
illustrated, sold for $862.50 Purchased
from Stanley Kesselman, April 21, 1968
The finest example graded by PCGS is a single MS-64.
Sources and/or recommended
"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