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1849 MOFFAT & CO.
FIVE DOLLARS

PCGS No: 10240

Mintage:
Circulation strikes: Unknown
Proofs: 0

Designer: Georg Albrecht Ferdinand Küner

Diameter: ±20.5 millimeters

Metal content:
Gold - various
Other - various

Weight: ±130.2 grains (±8.44 grams)

Edge: Reeded

Mintmark: None (all were struck privately in San Francisco, California)

Images courtesy of Hanks & Associates

Varieties:
Kagin 4 - Rare 
Kagin 4a - Very Scarce 
Kagin 4b - Very Scarce 

Notes:
The finest examples graded by PCGS are three MS-65's.

The 1849 Moffat & Company Five Dollars is the most often seen type of Moffat & Company gold coins, but it is still a very scarce coin.  Most examples are heavily circulated.  About Uncirculated examples are rare and less that two dozen Uncirculated examples are known.

The Story of the Moffat & Company Gold Coins

Significant examples:
NGC MS-65 (illustrated above).  Offered by Hanks & Associates in January 2002 for $65,000.00

Recent appearances:
1849 Moffat & Co. Half Eagle. Choice About Uncirculated, approaching Mint State. 

"AU".  Ex - Zabriskie - Ellsworth - Garrett, Lot 922, sold for $10,000.00

Sources and/or recommended reading:
"Walter Breen's Complete Encyclopedia Of U.S. And Colonial Coins" by Walter Breen

"Private Gold Coins and Patterns of the United States" by Donald H. Kagin