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    1859-C $5 XF45 NGC. Variety 2. The 8 in the date shows large openings, and the 1 and knob of the 9 are centered between dentils. The issue-ubiquitous weakness on the eagle is the result of incorrect annealing of the reverse die. This Choice XF coin shows scattered contact marks more prominent in the obverse fields, while the reverse displays some curious burnt-cinnamon patina peppered about. The mintage was 31,847 coins, and examples are readily available up to the higher AU grades. Mint State survivors appear seldom.(Registry values: P4) (NGC ID# 25VC, PCGS# 8281)

    Weight: 8.36 grams

    Metal: 90% Gold, 10% Copper


    Learn more at the Newman Numismatic Portal at Washington University in St. Louis.

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    27th-1st Wednesday-Sunday
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