A complete 62-coin set of gold coins struck at the Dahlonega Mint that was assembled for the express purpose of one day being donated and put on public display will go on exhibit June 5 at the University of Georgia in Athens.
The collection of Dahlonega Mint gold coins is a major component of an extensive multi-gallery presentation on the history of gold and gold mining in Georgia, the production of gold coins in the Branch Mint of the United States at Dahlonega, and the evolution of currency in America, including paper money, with a focus on Georgia.
Jeff walks behind the scenes with CoinWeek at the Smithsonian looking at the National Numismatic Collection.
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Jeff Garrett has been named Senior Editor of the Red Book, the world’s most popular annual retail price guide for U.S. coins, tokens, and other numismatic items.
Jeff and his partner Larry Lee purchased the 1913 Liberty Head nickel for $3,172,500 in Chicago on April 25th 2013.
Jeff discusses how coin dealers determine coin values, and how eye appeal and technical merit factor into the coin's price.
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Award-winning researcher Michael Moran (author of Striking Change: The Great Artistic Collaboration of Theodore Roosevelt and Augustus Saint-Gaudens), joined by gold-coin specialist Jeff Garrett, chronicles the trials and tribulations of the U.S. Mint in the first half of the 19th century and the tremendous impact that the 1848 discovery of gold in California had upon that institution and the nation as a whole. From early struggles for adequate facilities and machinery for coining in Philadelphia to dramatic political debates waged in Washington, D.C., the remarkable evolution of the Mint and the country's coins and medals has never before been explored in such detail.
Be patient, educate yourself, find opportunities and enjoy the hobby.
Coin collecting habits in the United States have continued to evolve since the hobby became popular in the late 1850s.