U.S. Coins Gold Coinage $5 Liberty Gold

1861-C $5 PCGS AU53

Rare Charlotte Issue!

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DLRC Inventory #: 2160424

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Auction Name: Internet Auction #1140.
Closed On: Sunday, October 25, 2020 10:38 PM.
Realized: $15,250.

Item Description:
The 1861-C is a fascinating issue with many questions yet to be answered, thus leading to speculation amongst collectors and experts. The Confederacy took control of the mint before the production was complete at the beginning of the war, leaving 887 pieces still to be struck. The remaining coins were struck after the mint's employees took loyalty oaths to the Confederacy, and are loosely considered CSA coins. Unfortunately it's impossible to be assured of which coins are actually Confederate issues, but it has traditionally been thought that the pieces with a die crack through the top of AMERI were struck under the authority of the Confederacy.

DLRC Related Auction Data:
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Realized
Date Sold

1861-C $5 NGC AU53

$6,850.00

7/21/04

1861-C $5 PCGS AU55

$18,000.00

1/21/19

1861-C $5 PCGS AU55

$17,500.00

8/8/16

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Catalog Details:
PCGS #: 8289 ()
Catalog: U.S. Coins
Category: Gold Coinage
Series: $5 Liberty Gold
Type: Liberty head, no motto
Years for Type: 1839-1866
Strike: Business
Denomination: Half eagle
Mint Location: Charlotte
Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: 90% gold; 10% copper
Weight: 8.359g
Edge Type: Reeded
Mintage: 6,879