Favorite Obscure U.S. Gold Coins

Discussion in 'US Coins Forum' started by MetaCoin, Dec 31, 2010.

  1. MetaCoin

    MetaCoin New Member

    Posted by the always-informative Doug Winter, and coins I likely will never own; unless, maybe, Publisher's Clearinghouse comes knocking at my door. This article cover dollars, quarter-eagles, and three-dollar gold coins, available here.
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  3. vnickels

    vnickels Matt Draiss Numismatics & Galleries

    My grandmother has been tryin for years but she still hasn't won yet!
  4. Conder101

    Conder101 Numismatist

    My favorite obscure US gold coins were the one and four pound coins minted in 1945 to pay the Saudis for oil during the war.
  5. Ardatirion

    Ardatirion Où est mon poisson

    Agreed.

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  6. krispy

    krispy krispy

    ARAMCO Gold info

    US Mint ‘Gold Disks’ Made for Oil Payments to Saudi Arabia from CoinLink [3/22/2010]



    Saudia Arabia Gold for Oil from silvergoldarabic.blogspot.com [11/1/2010]

  7. GeorgeM

    GeorgeM Active Member

    Odd story there. Do those still come up for auction, or did the Saudis melt them all down?
  8. krispy

    krispy krispy

    Heritage Auctions had this 4 Sovereigns gold coin, lot #22749, listed April 23 2010. It sold for USD$2070. Besides the occasional auction, the other likely outcome was speculated in the quote given in post #5 of this thread.

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