Antique Rare Coins
We specialize in the collection of United States antique rare coins for their rarity, beauty and historical significance. These coins are essentially beautiful works of art featuring unique American symbolism created by some of America's foremost artists, and the sheer design or the glow of the colour is a measure of its greatness. While some are attracted to a particular coin for its beauty, one should note the fascinating historical importance it holds. Rare US coins are a direct link to America's rich heritage and as timeless and valuable as history itself. More than just a hobby, antique rare coins have been a product for investment portfolios for decades. Its strong advantage over other assets such as property or bonds is that it can be used as a hedge against inflation and as a source of ready money.
Moreover, our collection includes an exceptional set of $20 Gold Pieces, also known as the Double Eagle. This coin was the largest regular issue Gold coin made by the US Mint and served as money until 1933 when they were called in by then President Franklin Roosevelt. There are two basic design types: The Liberty (Coronet Head), made from 1849 to 1907 and featuring a bust of Lady Liberty facing to the left on the dated side and on the reverse, an eagle with sun-rays and stars; and the Saint Gaudens type, named after its designer, features a standing figure of Liberty on the dated side and a flying eagle on the reverse. It was made from 1907 to 1933.
"Twenties" are the most commonly found U.S. Gold Coins as many were stored in bank vaults for years. Each coin contains just slightly less than one ounce of gold (0.9675 oz.), and its price closely follows that of the gold bullion. These large size coins saw much use and usually show marks and wear. For that reason mark free, unblemished twenty-dollar gold pieces are rare and prized.
Also in our collection includes the Panama-Pacific Exposition $50 Gold Pieces. This $50 coin was struck to commemorate the opening of the Panama Canal in 1915. Weighing in at nearly 2.5 ounces of gold, these large and impressive $50 coins are very popular with collectors. They are admired for their beautiful design and their rarity. On the round version Minerva's head and helmet are slightly larger than the more compact centre of the octagonal $50, and this carries forth on the reverse too where the owl is larger while on the octagonal version includes eight small dolphins located at the corners of the design. A mere 646 octagonal and 483 round $50 coins were sold with the balance of those struck melted as the Exposition closed. We have one of each variety of the Pan-Pan $50 Coins in excellent condition.
For all of our antique rare coin collections, we use third party grading by either the Professional Coin Grading Service (PCGS) or the Numismatic Guarantee Corporation (NGC). We handle only those that are of investment quality and score over PF-65 and MS-63 from PCGS or NGC signifying their ability to be traded in the markets as real assets. Moreover, all of the classic US gold coins are carefully selected for superior quality and eye-appeal.