Posts tagged 'Gold'

August 24, 2019
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Wow! $1,000 Gold Coin Box – with Russ Augustin – ANA 2019 Video

Coin dealer Russ Augustin shows us a scarce Lonson $1,000 gold coin box. Boxes like this were used by banks at the end of the 19th century through the first few decades of the 20th century to store and transport gold coins from bank vaults to teller windows.

Lonson Boxes were built by the Louis F. Dow Company of St. Paul and Minneapolis for heavy-duty use and feature wooden inner shells and a stabilizer bar that allows for easy storage and gives bankers a clear look at the rim of the coins, aiding in counterfeit detection.

Russ purchased this box from a colleague who had bought it and two others from the estate of SilverTowne founder Leon Hendrickson at a June 2018 auction.

June 7, 2019
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The Bass 1852-O $20 Gold Coin

AU Capital Management President Russ Augustin teams up with CoinWeek to tell the behind-the-scenes stories of the great gold coins of American history.

In this episode, Russ talks about the 1852-O $20 Liberty Head Type 1 Double Eagle. This is one of the finest, and perhaps the ultimate finest example of the issue, which boasts a low mintage and is rarely found in uncirculated condition. It is one of a list of sleeper "rarities" in the Type 1 Double Eagle series and a coin that serious numismatists should know about before building the next great gold coin collection.

April 11, 2019
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Gold Fever and the Bechtler Mint

The discovery of gold in North Carolina in the early 1800s set off America's first gold rush and provided a German immigrant named Christopher Bechtler the opportunity to create a successful family-owned mint that produced nearly two and a quarter million dollars worth of gold coins, including the country's first $1.00 gold coin. Shot on location in Rutherford County and the Blue Ridge Mountains.

 

Including Prospector Lloyd Nanney of Rutherford County describes how Christopher Bechtler manufactured gold coins by hand using machines that he may have made himself.

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July 24, 2018
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CoinWeek: Cool Coins! 2018 Episode 1: Amazing Mint Errors, Shipwreck Gold and More!

CoinWeek Cool Coins! returns with this first episode for 2018.

We are excited to share with you a new crop of cool stories about some of the most interesting coins, tokens, and medals that dealers and collectors show off on the bourse floor.

Segment 1: Larry Shepherd talks about an original three-coin set of Bridgeport, Connecticut Centennial half dollars. You can view Larry’s complete inventory of coins on his website: http://www.simcocoins.com

Segment 2: Jeff Shevlin and Charles talk about the interrelationship of So-Called Dollars and Classic Commemorative Coins. Jeff has a seldom-seen So-Called Dollar from the World’s Colombian Exposition of 1893 honoring the President of the Board of Lady Managers, Mrs. Potter Palmer.

Segment 3: Russ Augustin from AU Capital Management always brings nice coins with him when he travels to a major coin show.

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