1870 Carson City $5 Gold Half Eagle 

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The obverse depicts a left-facing bust of Liberty wearing a coronet inscribed “LIBERTY”.


The reverse shows a majestic heraldic eagle design holding a shield and arrows.

Heraldic Eagle 

This scarce gold $5 issue features the famed CC mint mark of the Carson City Mint below the eagle.

City Mint Mark  

These coins each contained nearly half an ounce of pure gold, giving them high intrinsic value.

 90% Gold Content

With a diameter of 21.6mm and weight of 8.36 grams, these are thicker but smaller than a quarter.


Only 7,675 examples were made, making the 1870 CC a desired rarity for collectors today.

 Low Mintage

Pricing ranges from $35K in VF up to $175K+ for the few mint state examples known to exist.


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