In the old west, paper money was viewed with suspicion, so gold coinage was circulated and used to store wealth. Gold $5 Half-Eagles were one of the most popular form of tender and widely accepted both domestically and internationally. The “CC” coins’ popularity and historical significance transcends typical numismatic market boundaries, and are in high demand with both collectors and investors alike. These Coronet-type “Half-Eagle” five-dollar gold pieces were minted in Carson City in various years between 1870 and 1894. There are just 19 dates of the $5 gold denominations and because “CC” mintages were low, it is not surprising that few dates are found in brilliant uncirculated condition.