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$5 Gold Eagle Collection: 1860-D Medium D Liberty Head Half Eagle

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$5 Gold Eagle Collection: 1860-D Medium D Liberty Head Half Eagle
There are two varieties for this example, Large D and Medium D. The best way to differentiate is to see if the mint mark is wider or taller. If it is wider, than it is most likely a medium example. If it is the latter, then it is most likely a large example.

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$5 Gold Eagle Collection: 1844-D Liberty Head Half Eagle

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$5 Gold Eagle Collection: 1844-D Liberty Head Half Eagle

      With a mintage of 88,982, the 1844-D is one of the most available Dahlonega half eagles struck during the 1840's. Compared to other obtainable dates, 1843-D & 1845-D, the 1844-D is the hardest to come by in high grades. In particular, NGC and PCGS have only graded 19 & 24 uncirculated examples, with the highest grade being an NGC MS64+.     The surface of many 1844-D $5 gold eagles have defects caused by the minting process. Some of these include stains, nicks in the planchet, and coarse areas. On the other hand, the strike of these coins are...

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