$100 Million American Gold Classics Collection Coins

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  • Item Category: Coins & Currency
  • Source: eBay
  • Sold Date: Feb 14, 2011
  • Channel: Auction House

These are commemorative pieces in the exclusive $100 Million Gold Classic Collection. This collections of limited edition commemoratives pays tribute to the most famous and valuable gold coins in United States history. The complete collections spans the entire history of US gold coins from 1787 to 1933 and includes all eight denominations-----$1, $2.50, $3, $4, $5, $10, $20 and $50. Each commemorative in the collections is 39mm in diameter, weighs 408 grains, has a smooth edge, is layered in 10mil of pure gold and is in Gem Proof Condition.

Here is the definition of the coins from the website.

The ULTIMATE Dream Collection of US Gold Treasures!

The 24 proof replica coins contained in the $100 Million American Gold Classics Collection represent the absolute ULTIMATE dream collection of US Gold!! Even the wealthiest collector in the world could not hope to actually own all of these coins, since many of them are in the Smithsonian Institution and will never end up in a private collection.

1851 Humbert US Assay Office $50 ".887": A historic icon from the California Gold Rush days. It's estimated that fewer than 1000 specimens exist today. A unique Proof last sold in 1980 for $500,000!

1860 Pikes Peak $20: Gold was discovered on Pikes Peak in the 1850's, sparking a gold rush that led to Colorado's statehood. This private $20 gold coin allowed prospectors to swap their gold dust for an actual gold coin. The dies for this coin were engraved out East by an artist who had never seen the famous mountain, which is why its depiction on this coin resembles a volcanic cone, rather than a Rocky Mountain peak!

1841 Coronet $2.50: Known as the "Little Princess", the 1841 Quarter Eagle remains a coin of mystery. No mintage records exist for this 1841 coin, but it appears that only a dozen or so Proof coins were struck for private collectors at the time.

1850 Baldwin & Co. $10 'Horseman': Struck by Baldwin & Co. in San Francisco during the early days of the California Gold Rush, only TWO coins are known to exist! The nickname comes from the popular design featuring a cowboy on horseback.

1850 Norris, Gregg & Norris $5 'Stockton': Norris, Gregg & Norris were the first to issue private gold coins during the very early days of the California Gold Rush. Their 1849 $5 coins feature the legend "San Francisco." But when the company moved to Stockton, Ca. the very next year, only ONE specimen is know to exist of the $5 Gold piece bearing the "Stockton" legend.

1861 $20 "A.C. Paquet Reverse": A truly legendary rarity of the Double Eagle series, created when Mint engraver Anthony C. Paquet attempted to improve the reverse design with tall, boldly elongated lettering. Today, only TWO 1861 Philadelphia Paquet Double Eagles are known to exist!

1870-CC $20: The first Carson City Double Eagle and the rarest and most famous CC Gold coin in history. This magnificent 'Wild West' coin is valued today at as much as $100,000.

1798 $5 Small Eagle: The rarest early Half Eagle, with only 7 known to exist. One coin resides in the Smithsonian, while the other six are in private collections and are not currently available at any price.

1864-S $10 Liberty Coronet: A rare Civil War gold issue with a very low mintage and important mintmark. Only 20 - 30 examples are know today, and this coin is unknown in Mint condition.

1787 Brasher Doubloon: Struck during Revolutionary War by George Washington's neighbor, Ephraim Brasher, who was a respected goldsmith and silversmith. In 1979, a Brasher doubloon from the Garrett Collection sold at public auction for $725,000 -- a record that stood for nearly a decade as the highest price paid at auction for any American coin or related item. Only 7 known in existence - only ONE with the hallmark "EB" on Eagle's breast.

1849-C "Open Wreath" $1 Liberty: Produced nearly 155 years ago at the United States Mint's first branch in Charlotte, this $500,000 coin has a past shrouded in mystery. Only four examples of these "King...