News — Pre-1933 Gold Coins

$5 Gold Eagle Collection: 1860-D Medium D Liberty Head Half Eagle

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$5 Gold Eagle Collection: 1860-D Medium D Liberty Head Half Eagle
There are two varieties for this example, Large D and Medium D. The best way to differentiate is to see if the mint mark is wider or taller. If it is wider, than it is most likely a medium example. If it is the latter, then it is most likely a large example.

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$5 Gold Eagle Collection: 1844-D Liberty Head Half Eagle

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$5 Gold Eagle Collection: 1844-D Liberty Head Half Eagle

      With a mintage of 88,982, the 1844-D is one of the most available Dahlonega half eagles struck during the 1840's. Compared to other obtainable dates, 1843-D & 1845-D, the 1844-D is the hardest to come by in high grades. In particular, NGC and PCGS have only graded 19 & 24 uncirculated examples, with the highest grade being an NGC MS64+.     The surface of many 1844-D $5 gold eagles have defects caused by the minting process. Some of these include stains, nicks in the planchet, and coarse areas. On the other hand, the strike of these coins are...

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What is the Double Eagle Gold Coin?

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What is the Double Eagle Gold Coin?
The double eagle is a United States gold coin with an official worth of $20. The double eagles were in commission from 1850 until 1933. Since the double eagle had twice the value of the American Gold Eagle, it was named the "double eagle."

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Fourth Known $5 Gold Liberty Coin Discovered!

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Fourth Known $5 Gold Liberty Coin Discovered!
Originally thought to be a counterfeit, this 1854-S that was recently graded by NGC has become 1 of 4 known to man. What makes this coin so special is that it has one of the lowest mintages of any regular issue made for circulation in the U.S. In addition, it is one of the first coins that came out of the California Gold Rush from the U.S. Mint in San Francisco.

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

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

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