These rare low-mintage 1850-C and 1854-C $2.50 Liberty Head gold pieces were struck at Charlotte several years before the Civil War. This North Carolina mint converted gold ore from America’s first gold rush into U.S. coinage. Gold was found in North Carolina in 1799, and gold mining continued there into the 1830s. The Charlotte Mint operated from 1838 until 1861, when the facility was seized by Confederate forces at the outset of the Civil War. This branch mint struck only $1, $2.50 and $5 gold pieces with “C” mint marks. Production of U.S. coinage never resumed after theCivil War, and the former mint was relocated within the city of Charlotte during the 1930s and reopened in 1936 as the Mint Museum of Art. Choose from two near mint state coins, hand-selected for eye appeal, with just the very slightest wear on the highest points.
- Product Type: Single Products
- Year: 1850
- Denomination: $2.50 - Quarter Eagle
- Mint Mark: Charlotte