$5 1851-C VF 30 PCGS
Moderate wear. Well struck. Pale yellow-golden color overall. PCGS has certified 97 coins of this issue with 24 coins at this level and 70 finer. There were 49,176 coins minted for this issue. The Charlotte Mint was authorized by the Act of March 3, 1835. Coinage operations were conducted from 1838 through May 20, 1861. The operations were discontinued due to the Civil War and never resumed. The mint property was reopened as an assay office in 1868, and ceased operations June 13, 1913, when the plant was closed.