Monday, December 12, 2011

Treasure Blog: Ephraim Brasher Gold Doubloon

From what I can determine it was a privately struck coin, and not an official US Mint coin.

One of only 7 made, so it's quite valuable. Others of the 7 have fetched over 2 million pounds sterling, or over 3 million US dollars.

Here's a pic; note the crude engraving, compared to US mint coins:

1 comment:

itm said...

The US Mint sold 190,000 1 oz gold coins in May 2010, the highest since January 1999. In January 1999, the us mint gold coins 208,500 1 oz gold coins . Sales of American Eagle coins surged 214% in April 2010, against the backdrop of volatility in the dollar and macro-economic uncertainties in the Eurozone. The price of gold bullion reached record levels at $1.248.95/oz in May 2010.