Scarce toned 1850c $5 gold

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  1. Jon Brand

    Jon Brand Well-Known Member

    Enjoy and let me know what you think... Good or bad.

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  3. Blissskr

    Blissskr Well-Known Member

    Extremely nice, doesn't hurt that it's a AU Charlotte mint coin either. What I wonder though is seeing as the premium on these is pretty stiff to begin with does the color add that much premium on it's own or not?
  4. ace71499

    ace71499 Young Numismatic

    In my opinion, the toning is unattractive (judging from the pictures only, might look different in hand).
    Looks like toning that belongs on a wheat cent, not a gold coin. Just my opinion though, might look better in hand again.
  5. calcol

    calcol Supporter! Supporter

    Appears to have the "crusty" toning that old-gold aficionados love. See Doug Winter's website: . It's just a matter of personal preference though. Cal
  6. IBetASilverDollar

    IBetASilverDollar Well-Known Member

    Very well may make it more rare for all I know but the only thing I don't love about it is the weak C. I want that C to slap me in the face personally!

    Awesome coin
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  7. C-B-D

    C-B-D U.S. Type Coins or death!

    Wow I didn't see the C at all for a minute!
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  8. Aidan_()

    Aidan_() Numismatic Contributor

    I don't C anything...

    No? Okay... a fine coin there, always like the gold with purple tones!
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  9. Jon Brand

    Jon Brand Well-Known Member

    Colors here are accurate. Fortunately for me and unfortunately for you! :) Appreciate the feedback.
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  10. I love the colors. I wish the mintmark was stronger, but it is what it is. I would have bought it had I the money.
  11. Jon Brand

    Jon Brand Well-Known Member

    I'll try to get a photo of the c later.
  12. Michael K

    Michael K Well-Known Member

    Above the E in FIVE?
    Charlotte coin= AWESOME
  13. micbraun

    micbraun coindiccted


    That’s what I _all a _ompletely weak _!
  14. Santinidollar

    Santinidollar Supporter! Supporter

    Wow! There is nothing not to like about that coin.
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  15. Pickin and Grinin

    Pickin and Grinin Well-Known Member

    Well done! I haven't seen @jwitten in a while.
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  16. jwitten

    jwitten Well-Known Member

    I haven't picked up as many coins lately as I would like. I saw this one too and delayed just long enough to miss it! You know I love it, and call dibs if it ever sells!!
  17. Clawcoins

    Clawcoins Well-Known Member

    I love gold no matter what. If it's toned, it's just more "cool" to look and stare at.

    FYI, I don't like toned Silver or Copper much, but I do like toned Gold for some odd reason.
  18. Cheech9712

    Cheech9712 Every thing is a guess

    Think that gets a bump
  19. Randy Abercrombie

    Randy Abercrombie Supporter! Supporter

    Gold is always good. That piece gets a double good.
  20. charlottedude

    charlottedude Novice Collector

    While I like the toning, I've never been a fan of the weak mint marked coins from Charlotte (or Dahlonega for that matter). For me, it doesn't help that you need a glass to see something that should be easily discernible to the naked eye. Here's my 1850-C HE w/a sharply impressed mintmark for reference.
    1850C HE BC1.jpg
  21. Jon Brand

    Jon Brand Well-Known Member

    Very nice coin Charlottedude! I do wish mine had a stronger C. But cant win em all. To be honest I don't know this series well. More of a $2.5 Indian guy but this coin caught my eye and since i collect gold toners it was a no brainer... well after I figured out what to sell to come up with money for it! I think I will look at alot more Charlotte gold going forward.
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