New Book: United States Classic Gold Coins of 1834-1839
"Buy the book before the coin." Sage advice if there is a book to buy.
Every coin series in U.S. history has a book dedicated to it except one,
Classic Gold. Minted from 1834 to 1839 and falling between the series of
the old standard preceding it and the newer series that followed, Classic
Gold quarter eagles and half eagles are betwixt and between. No
comprehensive and authoritative reference guide has been written about
these beautifully designed coins. Their story has never been told, until
PNG is the most prestigious non-profit organization of numismatic professionals in the US. Its primary mission is to make the hobby safe for collectors and investors by maintaining strict standards of excellence and ethics for its members, which include the country’s top coin and paper money dealers.
Banknotes are printed in sheets that are then cut into individual notes for circulation. Uncut sheets of vintage US banknotes are exceedingly rare as typically only a handful were saved for presentation purposes.
With the uncertainty and chaos that the current Covid-19 global pandemic is bringing to the markets and people’s everyday lives, numismatics seems to be providing a safe haven and comfort to collectors all over.
As the world faces an unprecedented economic and public health crisis brought on by the coronavirus COVID-19, the numismatic markets have demonstrated incredible resiliency. Indeed, coins and banknotes represent one of the rare pockets of stability, safety and even strength during this period of fear and uncertainty.
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These pieces represent three different topics: the works of Jacques Wiener mostly comprising his famous, intricately engraved architectural series; World War I medals from a variety of issuers on each side of the great conflict.