1854 Kellogg & Company $20 Gold – Ex. Garrett

Augustus Humbert’s Personal Specimen Ex. Garrett Collection, Bowers and Ruddy, March 1980, lot 908, where it was described: “The present specimen is a Choice Brilliant Proof  example. The Proof surface does not have quite the same polish which would have been present on an 1854 Philadelphia Mint product; however, the finish is mirrorlike and without question the […]
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Territorial Gold Coins – Non-California Issuers

Beginning in the late 1820s, an extended period of growth and prosperity began in the United States. Although based largely on land speculation, this expansion was intensified by a series of gold strikes that brought new wealth to parts of northern Georgia and the Carolinas, California, Oregon, and finally Colorado. Despite their vast geographical differences, […]
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U. S. Fractional Gold Coins

Shrouded in mystery, alternately praised or ignored by the numismatic community, the privately-issued fractional gold coinage of California is one of the most enigmatic areas of American numismatics. Denominated in dollars, half dollars and quarter dollars, relatively little is known of their role in commerce, if any. The experts disagree on whether these coins actually […]
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