1981 MARK TWAIN AMERICAN ARTS GOLD MEDALLION COIN !(CONTAINS 1 OUNCE OF GOLD!) The issues were sold directly by the Mint to the public. Initially t was a limit of six coins per purchaser and buys were made on the previous days spot gold price. Then, the limit was removed and dealers started purchasing larger quantities. Analysis and Outlook, a gold bullion newsletter, featured an in-depth article on the melting of these medallions. The results follow: DATE DESIGN OZ. MINTAGE MELTED SUPPLY 1980 Grant Wood 1 313,000 47,000 266,000 1980 Marian Anderson 1/2 280,000 42,000 238,000 1981 Mark Twain 1 116,000 10,000 106,000 1981 Willa Cather 1/2 97,000 8,000 89,000 1982 Louis Armstrong 1 409,000 341,000 68,000 1982 Frank Lloyd Wright 1/2 348,000 290,500 57,5000 1983 Robert Frost 1 391,000 342,500 48,500 1983 Alexander Calder 1/2 75,000 63,000 12,000 1984 Helen Hayes 1 34,000 0 34,000 1984 John Steinbeck 1/2 33,000 0 33,000
This is your opportunity to own a piece of American numismatic history! This highly collectible American Arts Gold Medallion was issued by the U.S. Treasury Department in 1981 in very low production numbers. The U.S. Government is the guarantor of the one ounce gold content in this medallion.PLEASE NOTE THAT THE BROCHURE ENTITLED "1981 AMERICAN ARTS GOLD MEDALLIONS" WITH THE BEIGE-COLORED BACKGROUND PAGES IS NOT INCLUDED IN THIS AUCTION! IT IS SHOWN FOR INFORMATIONAL PURPOSES ONLY! THANKS FOR LOOKING!!! Notices To Bidders Photographs of the actual item were used for this listing. If you have any questions, please e-mail me before bidding. Bid only if you are serious about purchasing the item. Item is sold "As-Is" and all sales are final unless described incorrectly. The winning bidder must make full payment within 3 calendar days after the auction has closed. USPS Signature Confirmation is required and included in shipping cost. I reserve the right to ship to "Confirmed" PayPal addresses. Bidders with zero feedback, please contact me before bidding. All non-paying winning bidders will be reported to eBay and negative feedback will be posted. I always leave feedback after the conclusion of the transaction and would appreciate the same.