US Coins  :  Territorial, CSA & Shipwreck

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    Popular Confederate Half!

    1861 CSA 50c PCGS/CAC MS64 (Scott Restrike)


    A beautiful high grade example of this wildly popular Confederate States restrike half dollar token. 500 of these were struck around 1879 using the original dies from the original CSA half dollars (struck on the reverse side of a Seated half dollar). The other sides of the token features a custom design by JW Scott who created who was responsible for all of the 1879 CSA restrikes (including penny, half dollar). Over the years, these have become increasingly popular and sought-after from collectors who specialize in coinage of the Confederacy and Civil War History. Most of the examples we see of this issue are dark and mottled. This coin is the exception with white, prooflike surfaces. CAC approved for quality.

    Rare Pioneer Gold

    C.Bechtler $5 PCGS AU55 (150 Grains, 20 Carat)


    This extremely rare Bechtler $5 was struck between 1831 and 1834 in North Carolina. This variety is K-15, which is listed as Rarity-7. Among the finest graded examples and a variety that is not often seen! The Bechtlers were prolific in their minting of private gold coins during the first U.S. gold rush in the 1830s. Their reputation, unlike some of the firms that came around in California, was impeccable, and even when the Federal mints at Dahlonega and Charlotte opened, the Bechtlers continued to strike coins that circulated along side their Federal counterparts. This series is among the first issues produced by the firm. The current PCGS Price Guide value is listed at $90,000. This is a major rarity in the Territorial or Pioneer series, a variety that is rarely offered in auction.

    Popular Shipwreck Restrike

    S.S. Central America: 1855 Kellogg Restrike $50 PCGS Gem Proof

    Next Bid: $5,600.00
    Closes: 10D 21H

    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.

    Gold Rush Rarity

    1855 Wass Molitor & Co., Large Head $50 PCGS AU Details (Repaired, K-9)

    Next Bid: $46,000.00
    Closes: 10D 21H

    An exciting piece of Americana, the 1855 $50 slug is a huge gold coin of great rarity and history. The vast majority of the few that exist are really beat up and unattractive. The present piece is pleasing despite an attempt at repair noticeable on the obverse. Otherwise the surfaces are an even yellow-gold and retain nice detail. An important opportunity for the specialist to acquire a relatively affordable example of this historic rarity.