CoinWeek’s Cool Coins! returns with our first episode of 2019.
We talk to David McCarthy, James Sego, Julian Leidman, and Ian Russell at the Winter FUN show and find out that they have some truly remarkable coins at their booths.
Julian Leidman shows off a trio of original gold coins that were given at the turn of the century as Christmas gifts to a family in Maryland. Gold coins were popular gifts during this period, but few examples survive to this day with their original gift envelopes. Not only that, but these coins are exceptional in quality.
James Sego was all smiles as he tells the story of how he placed his first million dollar coin in a private collection. The coin is a 1933 $10 Indian in PCGS MS65+. This is the only legal-to-own 1933 U.S. gold coin and it is near the top of the condition census. Coins like this are never easy to track down. James tells us how he did it.
David McCarthy is always on the lookout for unusual and rare coins, a topic he sometimes writes about in his Holy Sh*t, That’s Rare column that appears on CoinWeek. In this clip, he shows an interesting off-metal 1942 Lincoln cent that was struck with high-relief dies. With this coin, there is more than meets the eye and David susses out the details.
Finally, we stop by the GreatCollections booth and find Ian Russell, who has the finest known 1884 Gold $1 coin. This piece looks like it was struck yesterday. It was graded MS69 by PCGS and is CAC-approved. By any measure a cool coin, the piece sold in January at auction for over $90,000.
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Rob was also a guest on CoinWeek Podcast Episode #99. To listen, click here.
To see more videos about coins produced by Roundtable dealers, click here.
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