NGC-certified Gold Coins from Dahlonega Mint in August Sale

Stack’s is offering some of the rarest issues that came out of the Georgia gold rush.

1840-D $2.50
1840-D Liberty Head Quarter Eagle obverse.

Stack’s Bowers is offering a selection of vintage US gold coins certified by Numismatic Guaranty Company™ (NGC®) that were struck at the Dahlonega Mint, which was active in Georgia from 1838 to 1861. Online bidding for the Global Showcase Auction will begin on August 23, 2022.

The second largest Gold Rush in US history began in 1829, along the northern regions of Georgia. Nine years later, the boom led to the establishment of the Dahlonega Mint, which only produced gold coins until its doors closed in 1861. By the 1840s, gold became scarce, and prospectors headed west, chasing another gold find located in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada Mountains — the California Gold Rush.

One of the stunning NGC-certified offerings in the sale is an 1840-D Liberty Head Quarter Eagle, declared the finest known issue. The metal used to make this coin was found along Dukes Creek, one of the first locations that yielded gold. With deep strikes and exquisite detail, this particular coin is graded NGC MS 62, the highest graded example recorded in the NGC Census.

1840-D $2.50 Reverse
1840-D Liberty Head Quarter Eagle reverse.

Other NGC-certified highlights in the sale include:

  • an 1853-D Gold Dollar graded NGC MS 62
  • an 1858-D Gold Dollar graded NGC AU 58
  • an 1839-D Classic Head Quarter Eagle graded NGC AU 50
  • an 1839-D Classic Head Quarter Eagle graded NGC XF 45
  • an 1841-D Liberty Head Quarter Eagle graded NGC MS 61 and pedigreed to the Pittman Collection
  • an 1843-D Liberty Head Quarter Eagle graded NGC MS 61
  • an 1843-D Liberty Head Quarter Eagle graded NGC MS 61
  • an 1843-D Liberty Head Quarter Eagle graded NGC AU 53
  • an 1843-D Liberty Head Quarter Eagle graded NGC VF 30
  • an 1844-D Liberty Head Quarter Eagle graded NGC XF 45+
  • an 1847-D Liberty Head Quarter Eagle graded NGC AU 55
  • an 1847-D Liberty Head Quarter Eagle graded NGC AU 53
  • an 1847-D Liberty Head Quarter Eagle graded NGC XF 45
  • an 1849-D Liberty Head Quarter Eagle graded NGC AU 55
  • an 1849-D Liberty Head Quarter Eagle graded NGC XF 45
  • an 1850-D Liberty Head Quarter Eagle graded NGC AU 53
  • an 1851-D Liberty Head Quarter Eagle graded NGC XF 40 and pedigreed to the Suwannee River Collection
  • an 1855-D Liberty Head Quarter Eagle graded NGC AU 58
  • an 1854-D Gold Three-Dollar graded NGC VF 30
  • an 1842-D Liberty Head Small Date Half Eagle graded NGC AU 55
  • an 1842-D Liberty Head Small Date Half Eagle graded NGC AU 53
  • an 1842-D Liberty Head Half Eagle graded NGC XF 40
  • an 1843-D Liberty Head Half Eagle graded NGC VF 35
  • an 1844-D Liberty Head Half Eagle graded NGC AU 53
  • an 1846-D/D Liberty Head Half Eagle graded NGC XF 40
  • an 1847-D Liberty Head Half Eagle graded NGC MS 63
  • an 1850-D Liberty Half Eagle graded NGC VF 30
  • an 1852-D Liberty Head Half Eagle graded NGC AU 53
  • an 1852-D Liberty Half Eagle graded NGC XF 45
  • an 1852-D Liberty Half Eagle graded NGC XF 40
  • an 1853-D Liberty Head Half Eagle graded NGC XF 40
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