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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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How Did Covid-19 Affect the Coin Industry?

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How Did Covid-19 Affect the Coin Industry?
During the COVID-19 outbreak, the US Mint was closed and stopped producing coins and silver which caused a scarcity of change in circulation. The Philadelphia and San Francisco  mints were closed for prolonged periods of time

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Charlotte Mint

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Charlotte Mint

The Charlotte Mint was the first United States branch mint. It was located in Charlotte, North Carolina and specialized in gold coinage. Following the primary documented discovery of gold withinside the United States, the country's first gold mine became installed in North Carolina on the Reed Gold Mine. As no mints existed withinside the Charlotte area, miners needed to ship their gold dirt to Philadelphia to be melted and coined. The transportation procedure became difficult, slow, expensive, and dangerous; frustration with this device brought about the advent of personal gold coining operations withinside the Charlotte area. However, making gold into...

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The History of the Roosevelt Dime

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The History of the Roosevelt Dime
The Roosevelt dime was minted in 1946 and replaced the Mercury dime. It weighs about 2.268 Grams and the diameter is 17.91 Millimeters or 0.705 of an inch and the edges are reeded. The designer, John R. Sinnock was also the designer of the Franklin half dollar. His initials can be found at the bottom of the dime below Franklin D. Roosevelt’s Neck. 

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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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