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1842-C Liberty Head $5 Gold Half Eagle, Large Date

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1842 Charlotte Mint, Large Date


You can now own a scarce $5 gold coin from the pre-Civil War U.S. Mint in Charlotte, North Carolina. This facility was the result of America’s first authenticated discovery of gold, and first gold rush, when 12-year-old John Reed discovered a 17-pound nugget on the family farm in 1799.

With limited resources for transporting gold safely, a new branch mint was established in Charlotte, whose state-of-the-art presses struck only gold coins, and only from 1838-1861. During the Civil War, the mint was seized and used as a hospital by the Confederacy. And from 1867-1913, the building was an assay office. It was later relocated and restored to become the state’s first art museum, and contains the finest public collection of U.S. gold coins struck at Charlotte.

Pre-Civil War gold pieces with the “C” mint mark are now scarce and sought-after coins. You’ll add great numismatic and historical significance to your collection with one of these seldom-seen $5 gold coins from the short-lived Charlotte Mint of 1838-1861!

  • Mint Mark: Carson City
  • Product Type: Single Products
  • Denomination: $5 - Half Eagle