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The Legend of Jake Howell

“The Legend of Jake Howell”

Recently published The Legend of Jake Howell by Ravenwood Publishing is written by retired dentist Charles A. Reap Jr. is a novel that fictionalizes the North Carolina gold rush. Here’s the publisher’s synopsis of the book: When he picked up that shiny stone from the small stream, nine-year-old Jake Howell would not have believed that […]

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New 1843-C $2.50 Die Pairing

Jacob Lipson, Heritage Auctions, was cataloging an upcoming sale and discovered a new 1843-C $2.50, small date, die pairing. The December Beverly Hills Signature Sale #1282 lot number 3697 description reads: A new and remarkable discovery for the specialist. It has long been believed that a single die pair was used to strike 2,988 Small […]

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Historic, Second-Rarest Gold Dollar

Stack’s Bowers Galleries numismatist and cataloger, James McCartney, recently posted on the company’s website about the upcoming auction sale of the famed 1861 Dahlonega Gold Dollar. What makes this coin so interesting is that all 1861-D gold dollars were struck by the Confederacy. Despite a vacuum of knowledge and skills relevant to the minting process, […]

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Winter’s Duckor Collection Post-Sale Analysis

Professional numismatist and rare coin dealer Doug Winter recently posted his analysis of the Dr. Steven Duckor’s gold dollar collection that sold at the Heritage 2014 Platinum Night auction session, August 13, 2015, ANA U.S. Coins Auctions in Chicago, Illinois. The collection contained two of the finest know Charlotte and Dahlonega one-dollar gold coins. The […]

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