Tag: USA (Modern Period)
In 1857 the USA was shaken by a notice: S.S. Central America had sunk. The ship was later known as “Ship of Gold” because its cargo included an estimated $1.2 million in gold. Now two important large gold ingots recovered in 1988 will be for sale.
Stack’s Bowers Galleries offers a unique gold Daniel Morgan at Cowpens medal. It is the only gold Comitia Americana medal in private hands and was assumed to have been lost or melted. After decades it has reappeared and opened a new chapter of its exciting life.
In 2021 high-grade, rare United States coins soared as a PNG questionnaire revealed: 22 U.S. coins sold at auction for $1 million each or more. A new record after the record year 2020.
The Friedberg catalog of Paper Money from the United States has become a standard reference book on the subject over the last 68 years. The 22nd revised edition of 2021 is available in three different formats.
The coin cabinet at the Bibliothèque nationale de France is one of the biggest in the world. It also has a still little known and so far unpublished collection of North American coins and coins from the West Indies. Now former curator Jérôme Jambu has published the first volume of a catalogue.
Dwight Manley donated more than 1,000 medals and coins from the Baker-Manley Collection to the ANA Edward C. Rochette Money Museum. Most of the items are related to President George Washington and include extremely rare and important specimens.
On 16 November 2021, Numismatica Genevensis will be auctioning a very important rarity: 5 francs, 1886 – the rarest silver crown of the Latin Monetary Union. Produced around the same time as the Morgan dollar, its rareness also shares the same economic and historical background: the overproduction of silver in the American town of Virginia City, Nevada.
Ken Glickman, an avid collector and researcher of California Fractional Gold coins, recently discovered a new die variety of this field. The last new unlisted variety was discovered in 2016 and sold recently for a record price of $57,600.