GTG 1844 D $5 Gold

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  1. MDO

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  3. johnmilton

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    My grade would be AU-50 with the added comment that it may have been dipped. It might just be the picture's exposure, but the color is on the pale side. A lot of these coins have been dipped. It's the exception, not the rule, to find one that is original.

    Overall, this is a really nice piece. Charlotte and Dahlonega gold is a lot different form other areas. Quite often AU is the best grade you can find or afford.
  4. SensibleSal66

    SensibleSal66 Casual Collector / error expert "in Training "

    Yea, not quite MS. Maybe AU-58 .
  5. MDO

    MDO Active Member

    Two more pics with a much better camera.....

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  6. SensibleSal66

    SensibleSal66 Casual Collector / error expert "in Training "

    Nice Coin but same answer though . ;)
  7. Mr.Q

    Mr.Q Well-Known Member

    Nice coin, high AU, good luck...
  8. MDO

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    Since it was expensive, the seller is giving me time to have a local expert check the coin and offering a 30 day money back guarantee if I'm not satisfied.... I found a few ungraded ones, but not with the same guarantee.
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  11. medoraman

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    I would understand the grade. I personally believe they overlooked an old cleaning, which they are want to do with C and D gold, like CC, so would have no major problems with the grade.
  12. johnmilton

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    I can't see where the coin is hairlined. Therefore, the word "cleaned" does not really apply to this piece. There are collectors who are totally obsessed with the concept of “originality” to the point were they will buy a dark, and in my opinion, ugly, piece of gold. Sometimes they get burned and buy a piece that has a coating iodine on it.

    You might look at this piece. Could it have been lighted a bit over the last 168 years? Maybe, but also maybe not. This gold after all, and gold does not react to the vast majority of chemicals, including most acids. It’s not a definitive call. One thing for sure is that this coin has Mint State sharpness. Despite the fact that 1853 is probably the most common date for a Dahlonega $5 gold, that is quite remarkable.

    1853-D half eagle All.jpg

    This coin has obviously been dipped. I knew that when I bought it. The question is, how much are you willing to spend to get a very scarce coin that Dahlonega collectors consider to be a one year type. (Liberty Head $5 gold with the mint mark on the obverse.). I opted to spend a bit less.

    1839-C half eagle All.jpg
  13. furham

    furham Good Ole Boy

    You need to give people a little longer to GTG. 24 hrs. is about standard. My guess would have been AU53.
  14. chascat

    chascat Well-Known Member

    WOW...late here too, but a solid AU55.
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  15. MDO

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    I think I'll post my next potential purchase up here for feedback before I drop $4K or more on some Charlotte gold since I plan to stay in the AU 55 or better grade.........appreciate the feedback from all.....
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  17. capthank

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    I thought it lacked luster and could have been cleaned. Nice AU 55.
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  19. Derek2200

    Derek2200 Well-Known Member

    XF cleaned
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  20. johnmilton

    johnmilton Well-Known Member

    Sorry, but you will never find a coin like that in an EF holder these days. I thought at one time that I could find a Charlotte or Dahlonega coin in an EF that would please me, but that is almost impossible. Most of them are VF-30s using the older standards at best.
  21. MDO

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    My local dealer agreed with the AU 55 grade.
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