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Chasing Silver - The Story of Gorham on PBS

291fifth291fifth Posts: 23,936 ✭✭✭✭✭

I am in the process of watching "Chasing Silver - The Story of Gorham" on my local PBS World channel. While not actually about coins it contains information that many coin collectors and silver stackers will find very interesting. The use of coin silver is covered as well as the use of 70,000 dimes in the production of Admiral Dewey's award cup. This is a very well done, multiple hour program that many on this forum will find interesting and educational. Recommended! (The show was originally produced in 2021.)

All glory is fleeting.

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  • MrBlusterMrBluster Posts: 320 ✭✭✭

    Sound interesting I’ll check it out.

  • rickoricko Posts: 98,724 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I will look for that one.... Not a TV watcher, but that looks interesting. Cheers, RickO

  • OAKSTAROAKSTAR Posts: 5,805 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited November 25, 2022 9:53PM

    I watched it. Good documented history. The company's demise was sad. Of course PBS had to add their political & environmental spin to it.

    Disclaimer: I'm not a dealer, trader, grader, investor or professional numismatist. I'm just a hobbyist. (To protect me but mostly you! 🤣 )

  • ashelandasheland Posts: 22,681 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Gorham is one of my favorite makers. This is a great documentary!

  • OAKSTAROAKSTAR Posts: 5,805 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @asheland said:
    Gorham is one of my favorite makers. This is a great documentary!

    A great American success story!... Until it wasn't.

    Disclaimer: I'm not a dealer, trader, grader, investor or professional numismatist. I'm just a hobbyist. (To protect me but mostly you! 🤣 )

  • ashelandasheland Posts: 22,681 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Indeed. I believe they still exist, but barely.

    I have a lone example of their Martele line:

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