CoinWeek’s Cool Coins! is back with this, the fourth episode. We scouted out the floor of the Summer FUN Show, put on by the Florida United Numismatists, and recorded four incredible segments:
Original Hobo Nickel Society president Carol Bastable shows us a hobo-style American Silver Eagle by master engraver Ron Landis. Estimated value: US$6,000.
We ask early copper dealer Greg Hannigan to open his case and show us three 1793 Wreath Cents, graded Fine-12 to AU-58. You don’t have to be a millionaire to have one of these coins, but you’ll have to save up. Greg offers collectors a saving strategy to make that possible.
You know how hard money advocates always rail against fiat money and foretell of hyperinflation? Well, even hard money’s not immune to inflationary pressures. Allen G. Berman offers a hard lesson on the realities of hard money by showing us three bracteate coins from his case. These wafer-thin coins survive to this day in high circulated grades and can be collected at very reasonable prices.
And finally, we learn about the contraband gold ingots of the 1715 Treasure Fleet. Treasure Auctioneer Daniel Frank Sedwick is one of the hobby’s leading experts on treasure coins. He shares with us an “unofficial” four-pound ingot that appears to have been poured into a makeshift sandpit. It’s a cool piece that you won’t soon forget!
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This video was filmed on location at the 2016 Summer FUN Show, conducted by the Florida United Numismatists.
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