First U.S. Gold Coin: Brasher Doubloon Sells for Over $5 Million

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1787 Brasher Dabloon in an NGC Slab
1787 Brasher Dabloon in an NGC Slab
  • A rare 1787 Brasher Doubloon graded as MS 63 by Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC)
  • One of the first gold coins struck in the US
  • The Brasher Doubloons were struck in 1787 in New York City, which was then the capital of the US. 
  • Sold for over $5 million dollars in a Heritage Auctions
  • Only seven examples known to man
  • The creator, Ephraim Brasher, lived at No. 1 Cherry Street in lower Manhattan when Washington relocated to No. 3 Cherry Street
  • Brasher created several silverware pieces for Washington as he spent his first year of his presidency at the No. 3 Cherry Street location.

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