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Anadarko Townsite, August 8, 1901. Auction in progress…
Dated August 8, 1901, the caption of this photograph of Anadarko Townsite in Oklahoma Territory reads: “Anadarko Townsite, August 8, 1901. Auction in progress in lumber company booth. Temporary bank buildings and the beginnings of a lodging house nearby.”
George III Painted Settee
Doyle, Important English and Continental Furniture and Old Masters Painting, New York, Oct 26th
The World’s largest gold coin. Taken at the Hunterian Museum and Art Gallery. A copper cast gilt to imitate the original gold coin of Shah Jahan of the value of 200 gold rupees.
The US has stopped minting a huge surplus of dollar coins but will continue to make them injust enough quantities to satisfy coin collectors. Interestingly, coin collectors have been bidding on some extremely rare coins lately. Here are just a few examples of some valuable coins out there.
- A penny from 1793 sold at a recent auction for $1.38 million. That’s the most a US copper coin has ever sold for at an auction. This coin was especially rare because it was never released into circulation. [url]
- Another coin that never made it into circulation was the 1933 Gold Double Eagle — which was printed but then retracted when US currency left the gold standard. One of them sold at an auction in 2002 for $7.5 million and continues to hold the record for the most ever paid for a gold coin. [url]
- A rare 1787 gold Brasher doubloon just sold for $7.4 million and just missed breaking the record for the value of a gold coin. It’s still worth well more than its weight in gold (26.66 grams ~ $1,500). [url]
The El Yunque National Forest quarter will be released by the US Mint this year as part of the “America the Beautiful” program. El Yunque National Forest, located in Puerto Rico, is the sole tropical rainforest in the U.S. National Forest System and was first established as a national site on January 17, 1903.