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1838-C $5 VF35 PCGS. CAC. Breen-6517, Variety 1, R.4....

2013 June 5 - 9 US Coin Signature Auction - Long Beach #1186

 
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Auction Ended On: Jun 6, 2013
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Location: Long Beach Convention Center
100 S. Pine Avenue
Long Beach, CA 90802

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1838-C Five Dollar, VF35
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1838-C $5 VF35 PCGS. CAC. Breen-6517, Variety 1, R.4. The half eagle became the flagship denomination of the Charlotte and Dahlonega Mints, both of which began coinage in 1838. The 1838-C comes in two die varieties, which share the same obverse. We know Variety 1 was struck first since examples of Variety 2 develop a crack through star 5. The present orange-gold piece is minimally abraded and shows moderate wear on the wingtips. Unimportant obverse laminations are noted near stars 2 and 4.(Registry values: P5) (NGC ID# 25S5, PCGS# 8177)

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