Produced for employees of the Kahului & Wailuku Railroad, these coins were compensation items that circulated widely throughout the Hawaiian Islands around 1879.
Popular and very desirable rare territorial gold issue with very faint, even wear and ideal light yellow coloring.
A nice, affordable mint state territorial gold piece from the famous Bechtler minters who operated out of North Carolina.
To purchase any pioneer gold in mint state is a task unto itself but a double eagle is an opportunity waiting. Lustrous with nice eye appeal, this popular issue was made during a seven-month period in 1853 before the establishment of the San Francisco mint.
Bright, eye-appealing surfaces with flashy yellow gold. A popular territorial gold coin from an under-appreciated time in our history when the Colorado Gold Rush was producing large amounts of the precious metal, shortly after the California event that overshadows all Gold Rushes.
A lustrous example of this popular Pioneer gold issue struck immediately before the Civil War from gold in Colorado. A popular and attractive piece, most examples did not survive outside of circulation, so uncirculated pieces are very difficult to locate.
A nice, affordable Kellogg $20. Likely tested around 9 o'clock on the obverse to confirm the purity at some point, thus the obverse rim damage. Otherwise, the details are fantastic with light, even wear and nice luster.
These 2.5 ounce gold coins were produced in commemoration of the S.S. Central America's voyage and unfortunate end in 1857. The California Historical Society went through great lengths to closely replicate the original Kellogg $50 proofs by creating dies transferred from the originals, using gold from Kellogg and Co. ingots found in the shipwreck, and striking them with a press from the San Francisco mint. An original Kellogg $50 proof would cost you the better part of $1 million. These replicas present a reasonable alternative.
According to Rare Gold expert, Paul Nugget, the Reeded Edge Variety of the Norris $5 is far scarcer than the plain edge issue. Gorgeously original with light pink tones, this lustrous, very lightly worn example of Pioneer Gold is a highly desirable item. CAC approved for quality.