Auction Benefits Foundation for the Carolinas Features 1861-D Gold Dollar

On November 2, 2022, Heritage Auctions will offer Mike Coltrane’s U.S. coin collection at an unreserved Signature Sale. Mike enjoyed a variety of numismatic pursuits including currency (to be sold in a Showcase auction on October 30), coins, and related financial documents. He was a student of history, always seeking to learn something new as […]

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When US Coins Were Minted in Georgia

The Dahlonega Mint struck numerous gold coins that can add a unique twist to your collection. Contrary to popular belief, the first significant discovery of gold in America was not in California in 1848 but in the lower Piedmont area of North Carolina in 1799. Conrad Reed, the son of a local farmer, found a […]

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Annual Gathering a S-mash!

On Friday evening, a group of Southern Gold Society members & guests traveled to Chattanooga Whiskey, a short drive north from Dalton, site of the 2022 Georgia Numismatic Association Coin Show. Located across the street from the famous Chattanooga Choo Choo, the whiskey distillery became the first one to operate in Chattanooga since Prohibition. In […]

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1840-D Liberty Head Half Eagle (Reverse).

Condition Census 1840-D Half Eagle Highest Graded Example Approved by CAC

1840-D Liberty Head Half Eagle (Obverse). Winter 3-B. Tall D. MS-61 (PCGS). CAC. Stack’s Bowers Galleries is thrilled to announce the incredible Hendricks Set of half eagles from the Fairmont Collection, a landmark feature of their Spring 2022 Showcase Auction. Spanning the Classic Head and Liberty Head half eagle series from 1834 through 1908, the Hendricks Set […]

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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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