There’s no shortage of history behind the Pre-33 US Gold Coins that survive in the 21st century. These specimens from a bygone era of American coining are a flashback to a time when Americans carried hard currency in their pockets with values based on the gold and silver content of each piece. The Fairmont Collection is no exception. Today, 1844-D Pre-33 $5 Liberty Gold Half Eagle Coins in certified condition are available to you online from JM Bullion.
- Available to you in a PCGS protective plastic slab!
- Produced at the Dahlonega Mint in 1844!
- Limited availability of Fairmont Collection coins!
- Contains .242 Troy oz of actual gold content.
- The face value of $5 (USD) is fully backed by the US government.
- Graded XF45 by the Professional Coin Grading Service.
- On the obverse is Liberty.
- The reverse includes the heraldic eagle.
- Repatriated with other Fairmont Collection coins!
The 1844 $5 Liberty Gold Half Eagle Coin available here is connected to one of the US Mint’s now-defunct branches. The Dahlonega Mint was opened in 1838 as one of three new branch mints of the US Mint alongside the Charlotte Mint and the New Orleans Mint. Dahlonega was opened to assay and refine gold only.
These 1844-D Pre-33 $5 Liberty Gold Half Eagle Coins are available to you from the group of coins known as the Fairmont Collection. Each coin has an XF45 grade which indicates the highest grade for an Extremely Fine coin. These coins have light wear across the high points of the design only, with some traces of mint luster possible.
Fairmont Collection is a term that refers to a group of Pre-33 US $5 Gold, $10 Gold, and $20 Gold coins. These coins were used in international commerce and later repatriated to the United States starting in the late 2010s.
On the obverse of each 1844-D $5 Liberty Gold Half Eagle Coin, you will find the left-profile bust of Liberty wearing a coronet crown. The reverse side of the 1844-D Pre-33 Liberty Gold Half Eagle Coin features the heraldic eagle. This version of the coin includes the eagle with the US national shield, the arrows of war, and the olive branch of peace. It does not, however, include the national motto.
Dahlonega Mint gold coins are unique in American history not just for their brief coining history, but for the appearance of the coins themselves. The Charlotte and Dahlonega Mints in the American South used local gold ores that naturally featured a higher silver content, resulting in many of the coins being known as “green gold” for the hint of greenish hue in the coins due to the higher silver content.
Please contact JM Bullion with any questions about gold coins for sale. You can call us at 800-276-6508, chat with us live online, or email us directly.