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    1861-C Half Eagle, AU53
    Popular Final-Year Issue
    Only 6,879 Coins Struck

    1861-C $5 AU53 PCGS. Variety 1. The 1861-C is a perennial favorite among collectors of branch mint and Civil War-era gold coinage. This was the final issue put out by the Charlotte Mint before it was shuttered after seizure by the Confederacy. In fact, it is believed that 887 of the 6,879 1861-C half eagles struck were manufactured after the mint was taken over, heightening the issue's appeal. Fewer than 200 1861-C five dollar gold pieces are believed extant, including 38 to 47 across the various AU grade levels.

    This is a middle die state example with a die crack over the first A in AMERICA to the upper left serif on the M. The coin is well-struck, if lightly worn with minor high-point friction. Profound orange-gold surfaces exhibit superficial hairlines and small ticks. Population: 13 in 53, 28 finer (5/21).
    From The Utah Collection of Charlotte Gold Coinage. (Registry values: P6)

    Coin Index Numbers: (NGC ID# 25VL, PCGS# 8289)

    Weight: 8.36 grams

    Metal: 90% Gold, 10% Copper


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