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    1849 Moffat Five, Appealing AU58
    First-Year Late-State K-4a Variety

    1849 $5 Moffat & Co. Five Dollar AU58 NGC. K-4a, R.4. Moffat & Co. struck both rectangular ingots as well as five and ten dollar gold coins in 1849, their first year of operation. They were the only California private gold coiner-assayers to survive into 1850, due to their good products and excellent reputation. This is an extremely appealing near-Mint State example of this first-year Moffat half eagle issue. Wheat-gold surfaces show much mint luster remaining along with some die rust on the portrait of Liberty. In this late state of the reverse die, there is a die crack connecting the IVE DO in FIVE DOLLARS. Listed on page 381 of the 2014 Guide Book.
    From the Collection of Donald E. Bently, sold for the benefit of the Bently Foundation.

    Coin Index Numbers: (NGC ID# ANJ5, PCGS# 10240)

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

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    Auction Dates
    March, 2014
    20th Thursday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 14
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