If you see comments that you find offensive, please use the “Flag as Inappropriate” feature by hovering over the right side of the post, and pulling down on the arrow that appears. Show Catalog Details Both are extremely rare, and examples are worth … The auction record for a single coin was set in 2013, when a 1794 Flowing Hair silver dollar sold for $10 million. We might permanently block any user who abuses these conditions. National Numismatic Collection specimen 2. CAC. It is identical to the ones I have looked up. Minted by Ephraim Brasher, a goldsmith and neighbor of George Washington, the coin contains 26.66 grams of gold—slightly less than an ounce. Description Reviews (0) Description. &nbps;   Brasher struck two types of doubloons: a 1786 Lima-Style Doubloon and a 1787 New York-Style Doubloon. His firm, Los Angeles-based PCAG Inc., is marketing the coin on behalf of a collector he would only identify as a former Wall Street executive. Brasher's Gold Doubloon, 1787 quantity. A 1787 Brasher, EB Punch on Wing gold doubloon graded PCGS Mint State 63,CAC, has changed hands in a private transaction for more than $5 million. SKU: EAC-125 Categories: Early American Coins, Post Colonial America. The value of the Brasher doubloon gold coin was initially $16 but researchers later on showed it was erroneous and the doubloon was actually worth $15 at the time of its issue. The 1787 New York Brasher doubloon is in a class of its own, and has been acknowledged as the most important and valuable coin in the world by such luminaries as Henry Chapman and Q. David Bowers. There also exists a unique 1787 New York half doubloon which is currently housed in the Smithsonian Collection in Washington, D.C. Here is some history around the 1787 Brasher Doubloons. In 1787, Brasher began making gold coins, presumably to be used as currency for the soon-to-be-formed republic. “If you talk to coin nerds and old-time experts, I’m guessing they’d all say the Brasher Doubloon is the greatest coin ever because of the history,” Albanese said. In 1787, a goldsmith from New York named Ephraim Brasher made his own gold coins. I bought an old jewelry box at an auction. Seven examples survive but the others, including one in the Smithsonian, are stamped on the eagle’s wing rather than in the middle. What is believed to be the finest known Brasher doubloon worth $10 million was certified by the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation of … The Brasher Doubloon, the first gold coin struck in the U.S., is being offered privately at a $15 million asking price, according to numismatic adviser Jeff Sherid. The 1787 New York Brasher doubloon is in a class of its own, and has been acknowledged as the most important and valuable coin in the world by such luminaries as Henry Chapman and Q. David Bowers. Most replicas are not gold. The coins realized $2,415,000 for the New York Style EB Punch on Wing NGC AU55, $2,990,000 for the unique New York Style EB Punch on Breast NGC XF45 and $690,000 for the rare but less iconic Lima Style Doubloon. Do not use other services. Non-golden coins are worth much less with cheap replicas not even worth $1. Obverse of the original 1787 Brasher Doubloon Reverse of the original 1787 Brasher Doubloon Though nowhere near as expensive as the $10 million insured value of the finest certified original doubloon, the reproductions will contain roughly 0.85 ounce of .999 fine gold worth about $1,130. Goldsmith Brasher issued his coins during the 16 years between 1776 and 1792.The few genuine specimens known to exist are worth tens (or hundreds) of thousands of US dollars. CLICK HERE TO TURN ON NOTIFICATIONS.   &nbps. Originally worth about $15, it went on to sell for $625,000 in 1981, $2.99 million in 2005 and $7.4 million in 2011. The Brasher Doubloon was made by Ephraim Basher, a New York City goldsmith and silversmith, in the late 18th Century. Authentic Brasher Doubloon's were worth around $10,000 to collectors in 1942, according to the novel. Post was not sent - check your email addresses! The soon-to-be president almost certainly handled it, according to longtime numismatist John Albanese, founder of Certified Acceptance Corp., a coin-grade verification service. The current owner paid an undisclosed sum in a 2015 private transaction. This story has been updated with the correct images of the 1787 Brasher Doubloon. 1787 [1861] Robinson copy of Brasher's Doubloon Obverse: NOVA [cinquefoil] EBORACA [cinquefoil] COLUMBIA [cinquefoil] EXCELSIOR [cinquefoil] Reverse: UNUM * E PLURIBUS [cinquefoil] 1787 [cinquefoil] [with an EB counterstamp on the eagle's wing]. The original gold coin is one of the most expensive coins in the world with only six or seven coins known to still exist. We invite you to use our commenting platform to engage in insightful conversations about issues in our community.