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Who is Mint Designer Emily S. Damstra?

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Who is Mint Designer Emily S. Damstra?
Emily Damstra is an accomplished artist and graphic designer, known for her unique and striking visual style.

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$5 Gold Eagle Collection: 1797 $5 Small Eagle 16 Stars Obv NGC AU Details Repaired

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$5 Gold Eagle Collection: 1797 $5 Small Eagle 16 Stars Obv NGC AU Details Repaired

The 1797 16 Stars, Small Eagle is one of the major rarities in the $5 series. It is estimated that at most 25-30 specimens exist in all grades with EF-AU being typical. A few choice uncs exist but none have appeared on the market in many years.

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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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