November 12, 2015 – A selection of extremely rare, early private gold dollars of the American gold fields was part of the Künker’s Berlin-Auction 258 on January, 29th, 2015.
Actually many very real testimonies tell the story of the development of the Wild West, such as the first gold dollars that were produced by private companies since the 1830s, in order to facilitate financial transaction on the gold fields. If you want to learn more about the Californian coinage before the state mint of San Francisco was opened, you might like to watch this video.
You can find a background article on this topic in our archive.
And we published the three-part series ‘Gold rush in California’. Read here Part 1, Part 2, Part 3.