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.
Pretty reddish-brown tints with beautiful underlying luster. Nice for the grade and certainly a scarcer piece that is quite difficult to locate.
A neat piece with the N reversed on the word "ONE" on the reverse. A wholesome MS61 example of this difficult to find territorial gold issue.
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.