A collection of many of the finest known $5 gold pieces from the Dahlonega Mint will be coming to market by dealer Jeff Garrett. Mid-American Rare Coin Galleries of Lexington, Kentucky, has been selected to broker the sale.
The Duke’s Creek Collection was carefully assembled over many years by the late Jack Hancock and Bob Harwell, with the choicest pieces from three significant collections of Dahlonega gold. It comprises a complete set of Dahlonega Mint issues, and virtually every coin is the finest known or nearly so.
Mid-American Rare Coin Galleries, in association with Hancock & Harwell, first handled the Duke’s Creek Collection in 2004. At that time, the one dollar through three dollar pieces were sold individually at auction, while the half eagles remained intact and were purchased by a serious collector. This collector has now selected Mid-American Rare Coin Galleries to once again handle the sale of the Duke’s Creek Collection.
Jeff discusses the rarity of the coins in the set and explains how difficult a set of this caliber is to assemble and what he hopes will happen to the collection.
Copyright © CoinWeek – August 2012
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The country’s premier coin show and convention, is held every summer at cities around the country. This year the show was hosted in Philadelphia, PA. The convention features spectacular educational programs and events, and the most stunning collections of early American rarities ever assembled for the ANA’s signature Museum Showcase.
The bourse, which is always sold out, includes the finest rare coin and currency dealers in the world, with special sections for U.S., world and ancient coins as well as paper money. The Mint Promenade will features representatives of world mints from five continents along with collector exhibits.
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