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If Coins Could Talk

Ian Russell on Mon, May 17, 2021 12:53:56 PM
It was an exceptionally fun week at GreatCollections a few weeks ago, when in the span of a few days, three amazing coins arrived from three different consignors. While the consignments were completely unrelated to each other, the three coins each showed history in our hands.

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How did the king of Morgan Dollars - an 1895 Proof - end up in circulation? Who carried an 1836 Gobrecht Dollar in their pocket for years? And then there's the 1792 Half Disme, perhaps minted with George Washington's personal silver and widely considered the first coin of the United States. This last coin was discovered in a coin dealer's junk box earlier this year. But until 2021, where was it hiding?

Featured in our Sunday, June 13th Auctions. Unreserved.