Gary writes: Back some time ago my mother purchased 6 silver and gold layered coins issued by the National Historic Mint. They were called the Double Eagle Commemoratives. There were 5 initial coins that came in a dark blue velvet case. We eventually purchased one more coin. they are very nice to look at, but we were told they are worth what we paid in 1985/86 which was 5.00 ea. They have since been put into plastic. I cannot find any info on the National Historic Mint and wondered if you knew anything of them or these coins… Thank You!
The National Historic Mint is a private company that makes medals to promote to the general public. The company has no relationship to any governmental official body. Coin and medal collectors tend to avoid contrived issues therefore there is little market value for these medals. The gold plated medals have no gold value as the amount of gold on the surface of these pieces is infinitesimal. The silver value would be their chief value. If you like them, enjoy them for what they are but do not think of them as potentially “valuable investments”.