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    1842-C Five Dollar, AU58
    Exceptional Small Date Rarity

    1842-C $5 Small Date AU58 PCGS. The 1842-C Small Date half eagle is the single rarest issue among Charlotte Mint fives. A meager 4,595 coins were struck, and only 60 to 80 examples survive. In 2008, Doug Winter wrote that he had only seen "one example that I felt was truly Uncirculated... ." Apparently, these coins saw extensive circulation. Most are well-worn and "densely abraded with deep, detracting marks," according to Winter.

    This borderline-Uncirculated representative is an extraordinary, nearly unsurpassed example of the rare 1842-C Small Date five. Those "deep, detracting marks" are unseen here. Instead, the rich orange-gold surfaces are peppered with small, superficial ticks that do not take away from the impressive eye appeal. Strongly struck throughout and practically unworn. Expect spirited competition for this outstanding Charlotte Mint key date. Population: 7 in 58, 2 finer (5/21).
    From The Utah Collection of Charlotte Gold Coinage. (Registry values: P8)

    Coin Index Numbers: (NGC ID# 25SV, PCGS# 8208)

    Weight: 8.36 grams

    Metal: 90% Gold, 10% Copper


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    July, 2021
    13th-15th Tuesday-Thursday
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