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UNITED STATES MINT
Rare Gold & Silver

Featured: 1915-S Pan-pac octagonal ms-62 (PCGS)

In 1915, the Panama-Pacific Exposition was held in San Francisco, to celebrate the opening of the Panama Canal. The U.S. Mint struck a number of commemorative coins, including a very large $50 gold piece, in both round and octagonal varieties. This MS-62 specimen is octagonal, and one of only 645 to be issued. 

With such a low population, it’s exciting to see one come to market. When we found this specimen at the recent Chicago World’s Fair of Money, we immediately put it on reserve. Call us to discuss placing this singularly special coin into your portfolio: 800-385-3303.


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FEATURED: 1907 $20 High relief, flat edge MS-65 (PCGS)

In 1907 the famous Saint-Gaudens $20 Double Eagle marked a revolution in design and artistry for U.S. money. Saint-Gaudens’ design was in fact ahead of its time, as Mint presses were unable to render the extremely high relief in an efficient manner. A very few “ultra-high-relief” coins were released before a compromise became necessary. By the end of the year, a further compromise would reduce relief even further. A number of important factors separate this first-year specimen from all others struck from 1908 to 1933:

  • Only year of issue for high relief design
  • "Flat edge" variety more rare than "wire edge" type
  • Only year with Roman numeral date
  • Only year of "no motto" design

This specimen is available for a price below PCGS suggested market pricing – call to make this very special coin part of your portfolio: 800-385-3303.


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