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PCGS Number: 10323 Coin Date: 1830 Denomination (Short): $5 Denomination (Long): Five Dollars Variety: Templeton Reid Desg: MS Fineness: 0 Weight (Grams): 0 Weight (Ounces): 0 General Notes: According to Pioneer gold expert, Donald Kagin Ph.D., "Templeton Reid was a multi-talented entrepreneur, a cotton gin manufacturer, gunsmith, metallurgist and assayer who struck coins in denominations of $2.50, $5 and $10. These historic items were the first privately issued gold coins in the United States. The Georgia and North Carolina gold rush period started in 1828, about two decades before the California Gold Rush, and this important gold piece was made in 1830 to help alleviate a coin shortage at the time in Georgia."