Friday, 13 July 2018

SS Central America yields rare Territorial Gold Coins

Second finest known 1854 Kellogg $20 Territorial gold coin, graded PCGS MS62+
Latest coins from the SS Central America includes rare Territorial Gold Coins. "Territorial" is a term that encompasses a wide range of coins issued by private minters, semi-official entities, entrepreneurs, and opportunists.
Rare 884 THOUS variety 1853 U.S. Assay Office $20, graded PCGS AU55+

Small Head variety 1852 Wass Molitor $5 gold coin, with a counterstamp advertising Sacramento dentist W.W. Light
Nearly all of the coins arose out of necessity and were created to fill a void that government could not or would not fill. Until they intervened, these issue flourished; once the government entered the market, they effectively disappeared or were made illegal.
One of the finest known 1855 Wass Molitor Small Head variety $20 gold coins, PCGS AU58
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