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The 1874 CC $5 Gold Liberty is a Great Carson City Date!

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The 1874 CC $5 Gold Liberty is a Great Carson City Date!
The 1874 CC $5 Gold Liberty is a Great Carson City date! With only 150 on the planet and 2 in an uncirculated condition, this date is a real rarity!

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$5 GOLD EAGLE COLLECTION: 1848 D NGC MS61

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$5 GOLD EAGLE COLLECTION: 1848 D NGC MS61
What a beautiful coin! This 1848 $5 Gold from the Dahlonega Mint is one of only 47,465 ever minted! 

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$5 Gold Eagle Collection: 1844 PCGS MS64

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$5 Gold Eagle Collection: 1844 PCGS MS64

Despite a mintage of 340,330 coins, the 1844 $5 Gold Liberty is moderately rare in all grades. Most known examples are significantly worn and AU or uncirculated examples are surprisingly rare. There are only 4 other 1844s in this grade and 1 graded higher as an MS65 by PCGS.

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$5 Gold Eagle Collection: 1823 PCGS MS61

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$5 Gold Eagle Collection: 1823 PCGS MS61
Initially, there were only 14,485 of these coins when they were originally minted. However, there are approximately only 100 or so survivors left in all grades combined. Despite the rarity of this date, it is relatively common when compared to other half eagles from the 1820s. In fact, it is the most available date between 1821 and 1829.

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$5 Gold Eagle Collection: 1798 $5 Draped Bust Large 8, 13 Star Reverse

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$5 Gold Eagle Collection: 1798 $5 Draped Bust Large 8, 13 Star Reverse
This variety is known as the Large 8, 13 stars reverse. As you can see, the 8 appears larger than the rest of the numbers. If one looks at the reverse, they will find 13 stars, which is expected on these coins. However, there is also a 14-star variation. These stars were not meant to represent the states, as there were already 15 states at this time. Simply, the engraver added an additional star by accident when creating the die. So, with a mintage of 24,867, the Large 8, 13-star reverse is the more common variety. Typically, one sees this coin available in VF grades with uncirculated examples only being occasionally available.

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