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Half Eagle 1839 - 1861 Liberty Head 1839 - 1861
Diameter: 21.6 millimeters
Weight: 129 grains Fineness: .900
Edge: Reeded Designer: Christian Gobrecht

1854-D
Mintage: 56,143

The 1854-D is one of the most common Dahlonega half eagles. The majority of the half eagles struck in 1854 at the Dahlonega Mint have strong centers and weak borders, but a few exist with strong borders. Most specimens have denticles that are blurry and indistinct. Like most Dahlonega coins the fields have marks from circulation, but on this issue you are able to locate specimens that have clean problem-free surfaces. Seawater UNCS are known. Original, uncleaned specimens exist that have above average luster and pleasing coloration that ranges from bright orange-gold to subdued green-gold. Two die varieties are known. Less than 250 coins survive with less than 7% being Mint State. The incredible Duke's Creek Specimen being the finest at PCGS 65. Most knowledgeable graders of Branch Mint gold grade it at least 66.

PCGS MS 60


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