1861-D $5 Obverse

Charlotte and Dahlonega Southern Mint Gold at DLRC

1861-D $5 NGC/CAC VF35. An elusive and historically significant southern branch mint issue that has an official mintage of just 1,597 pieces and an unknown (but tiny) production under the auspices of the Confederacy.  Numismatics is filled with a wide range of historical aspects, but one of the most popular focuses for collections is Southern Mint […]

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1830 $2.5 Templeton Reid gold coin

Rare Georgia Gold Rush Coin Brings Record $480,000

The obverse of the 1830 $2.50 PCGS MS61 gold coin struck by private assayer, Templeton Reid. (Photo courtesy Kagin’s) A small gold coin with a face value of $2.50 when it was struck in northern Georgia in 1830 sold for a record price of $480,000 to an anonymous Georgia collector in an auction in Atlanta […]

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1830 $2.5 Templeton Reid gold coin

1830 $2.50 Templeton Reid Gold Coin Highlights Auction

The obverse of the 1830 $2.50 Templeton Reid. The first privately issued gold coin in the United States. (Photo courtesy Kagin’s) The finest PCGS MS-61 certified 1830 $2.50 Templeton Reid pioneer gold coin is being offered in the official American Numismatic Association National Money Show auction by Kagin’s Auction on February 27th in Atlanta, Georgia. […]

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1861-D Five Dollar

Dahlonega and Charlotte Half Eagles’ Appearance Rarity recently posted its content partner Douglas Winter’s “CAC and the Appearance Rarity of Dahlonega and Charlotte Half Eagles” article about a new standard that Winter calls “appearance rarity”—coins that are choice enough for their assigned grade to be accepted by Certified Acceptance Corporation. 1861-D $5.00 PCGS AU58 CAC, OLD GREEN HOLDER; Highest-graded CAC-approved example […]

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National Money Show 2020

Museum Showcase Features Southern Gold Coins

The American Numismatic Association National Money Show attendees have the opportunity to see some of the world’s most beautiful and valuable coins, paper money and related numismatic treasures not seen anywhere else. The Museum Showcase features rare and historic items from the ANA’s Money Museum and items generously lent to the ANA from private collections. […]

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Blue Water Ventures International logo

Speculation Dahlonega Gold Coins Part of Sunken Treasure

Blue Water Ventures International, Inc. (BWVI) and Endurance Exploration Group, Inc. (EXPL) announced today that several months of archaeological field work, including magnetometer surveys, has been performed on the 1840 wreck of the Steamship North Carolina. In late September BWVI recovery vessel, the Blue Water Rose, and dive team arrived on site to commence recovery […]

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1853-D Quarter Eagle

Scarce 1853-D Quarter Eagle Heads to Auction

1853-D Quarter Eagle, MS62, Rare in Mint State, None Certified Finer. Scarce in all grades, the 1853 Dahlonega quarter eagle is rare in Mint State and unknown any finer than the MS62 level. The latest Doug Winter reference pegs the number of surviving pieces in all grades at 85 to 105 coins — a figure […]

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1838-D $5, graded NGC MS 63★, pedigreed to the Duke's Creek Collection.

Famous Duke’s Creek Collection on Display at Chicago ANA

Visit the NGC booth (#1400) to view the finest collection of Dahlonega Mint Half Eagles ever assembled. 1838-D $5, graded NGC MS 63★, pedigreed to the Duke’s Creek Collection. Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) is proud to showcase the finest collection of Dahlonega Mint Half Eagles ever assembled. The Duke’s Creek Collection of Dahlonega Mint Half […]

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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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1843-C $2.50 Sm Date Variety 2

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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