1850 Moffat & Co. $5
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Die notes: Dies attributed to Kuner. Obverse with Liberty Head similar to the federal half eagle; Moffat & Co on coronet; 13 stars surrounding border, date 1850 below. Reverse with federal-style perched eagle at center, S.M.V. [STANDARD MINT VALUE] CALIFORNIA GOLD above, FIVE DOL. below. Reeded edge. Die state: Reverse die oriented about 240 degrees from the obverse (instead of the normal 180 degrees). Late state of the reverse die with numerous cracks, including through most of the border inscriptions. Breaks from die at top of 1st I (CALIFORNIA), D (GOLD), AND E (FIVE). PCGS Data: This is the only 1850 Moffat & Co. $5 gold coin from the S.S. Central America treasure certified by PCGS.