PCGS 8220 - 1844-C $5
The mintage in 1844 dropped nearly in half from the previous year. Due to a fire in July of that year, causing the mint to cease operations until 1846, this date saw extensive circulation in and around Southern Appalachia. As a result of this, the 1844-C Half Eagle is one of the rarest dates in the series. This year represents the first example of the Large Date/Large Letter variety, which held until the date was reduced in size in 1859.
Recorded Mintage: 23,631.
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