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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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1861 D $1

NGC-certified Dahlonega Gold Set Displayed at University of Georgia

The collection of coins from 1838-1861 is part of the “Gold-Digging in Georgia” exhibit. 1861 Dahlonega $1 gold coin. Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®) is honored to have certified the Thomas Leverette McMullan Reed Creek Collection of Dahlonega Mint Coins, which is now prominently on display at the University of Georgia in Athens. This collection contains all […]

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NGC Certifies Collection of Charlotte Mint Gold Coins

Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®) Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®) has graded the Hornets Nest Collection, the first complete set of Charlotte Mint gold coins ever assembled. Notably, the collection includes an NGC VF 20 specimen of the legendary 1849-C Open Wreath Gold Dollar, one of the rarest United States coins. The seed of the Hornets Nest […]

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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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