1,597 Minted! The final Dahlonega $5 before the Civil
War ended production forever.
Garrett: The 1861-D half eagle is considered
one of the great prizes of the Dahlonega Mint. Just
1,597 examples were struck under the control of the
U.S. Mint located in Dahlonega, Georgia. An additional
number of coins, estimated to be between 1,000 and
2,000 pieces, was produced while the facility was
in the hands of the Confederates. The 1861-D half
eagle is one of the rarest half eagles from the Dahlonega
Mint. Circulated examples, most in the Extremely Fine
grade range, are seen for sale on occasion.
The date is very rare in Mint State, with perhaps
a half dozen or so coins known at that level. The
finest known 1861-D half eagle is the incredible Duke’s
Creek example, which has been graded MS 64 by NGC.
The coin was sold by Mid-American Rare Coin Gallery
and Robert Harwell in 2004, as part of a complete
set of Dahlonega gold coinage.
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