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Lot 2415

1842-D $5 Liberty. Large date. NGC graded AU-55. Well struck with warm orange toning on both sides. Very rare. Though at times overshadowed by the widely talked-about 1842-C half eagle, the 1842-D is a rarity in its own right, with this particular example so pleasing to the eye we expect it will fetch a strong price when it sells. Pop 4; 3 in 58; 1 in 61. (PCGS # 8211) .

The town of Dahlonega is the seat of Lumpkin County. It lies in north-central Georgia, not far from the modern metropolis of Atlanta. In the early 1830s, however, there was no city of Atlanta at all, and there was just barely what could be described as a town at Dahlonega. What prompted the building of a branch of the United States Mint in this sleepy hamlet was the discovery of gold -- vast amounts of gold -- in northeastern Georgia in 1828. (For trivia buffs: Lumpkin is named for Wilson Lumpkin, the thirty-seventh governor of Georgia.).
Estimated Value $11,000 - 13,000.

Realized $12,075

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