The finest certified 1787 Brasher Doubloon was shown to Southern California news media representatives as Monaco Rare Coins of Newport Beach, California made final preparations for the legendary coin's display at the upcoming 2014 Chicago ANA World's Fair of Money.
Los Angeles and Orange County area television crews and reporters visited the Monaco offices on Thursday, July 25, to take pictures of the coin and interview Monaco President Michael Carabini and Vice President Adam Crum. In addition to a story about the historic coin, the Orange County Register newspaper posted a photo slideshow and a video on their website.
"In preparation for the exhibit at the ANA convention, Numismatic Guaranty Corporation has updated the pedigree on the encapsulation insert label to read Virgil Brand - Monaco," said Crum.
Described as one of the greatest numismatic rarities of the world, the coin is graded NGC MS63, and is the finest certified of the seven known 1787 Brasher Doubloons. It now is insured for $10 million for the display at the 2014 World's Fair of Money in the Chicago suburb of Rosemont, Illinois, August 5 - 9.
It was created 227 years ago by New York City gold and silversmith Ephraim Brasher, and is the first gold coin struck for the young United States. Monaco acquired the historic early American coin this past January at the Florida United Numismatists auction conducted by Heritage Auctions, and this upcoming exhibit will be only its second major public display the past quarter century.
A video prepared by Monaco Rare Coins and detailed information about the history of Brasher Doubloons is online at www.MonacoRareCoins.com/BrasherVideo.
Also from a Previous article on CoinWeek, Adam Crum talks about buying the Brasher Doubloon