Mission Statement

The Southern Gold Society was formed to increase the enjoyment and study of Southern gold coins and related history, through an informal, relaxed mix of education and fellowship. The society is reminiscent of those of a bygone era, in which connoisseurship and a gentlemanly appreciation of Southern gold coins is the order of the day.


  • To facilitate the enjoyment and study of the gold coins and related history of the Southern branch mints (Dahlonega, Charlotte, and New Orleans) and private Southern minters (Templeton Reid and the Bechtlers).
  • To enjoy each member’s knowledge and friendship in an informal manner.
  • To provide a relaxed, pleasant environment in which to meet during selected coin shows and other convenient events.
  • To encourage the appreciation and preservation of a Southern gold coin’s original surfaces.
  • To consolidate the information, resources, and talent available to enthusiasts of these historic Southern gold coins.
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