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I Bought my First Piece of Southern Gold!

EagleScout2017EagleScout2017 Posts: 238 ✭✭✭
edited December 9, 2022 3:02PM in U.S. Coin Forum

It isn't the most eye-appealing specimen, nor did I pay all that much for it for obvious reasons.

Reverse:

Obverse:

Mintmark Closeup:

delenda est WitterU

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    RLSnapperRLSnapper Posts: 524 ✭✭✭✭✭

    It will make a nice necklace. Wear it when you go to coin shows...a great conversation piece.

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    yspsalesyspsales Posts: 2,231 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Cool holey coin

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    Batman23Batman23 Posts: 4,999 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Nice holey coin, at least you can tell is a D. It's more southern gold than I have.

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    SmudgeSmudge Posts: 9,257 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Careful, that stuff is addictive and expensive.

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    SeattleSlammerSeattleSlammer Posts: 9,959 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I dig it. ⭐️

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    The_Dinosaur_ManThe_Dinosaur_Man Posts: 839 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Nice the hole way through!

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    rickoricko Posts: 98,724 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Really nice old gold.... always a shame when such a coin is holed though... At least the D is discernible... Cheers, RickO

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    BillJonesBillJones Posts: 33,486 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited December 10, 2022 6:58AM

    Congratulations! Southern gold is quite addicting. Here is an "intact" 1852-D gold dollar.

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    SmudgeSmudge Posts: 9,257 ✭✭✭✭✭

    At least it is not a 61.

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    PerryHallPerryHall Posts: 45,443 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Many gold dollars in circulated grades with the New Orleans mintmark are affordable and they are also from a southern mint.

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    ashelandasheland Posts: 22,694 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Cool pick up. 👍

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    mark_dakmark_dak Posts: 1,095 ✭✭✭✭✭

    It's amazing how many small denomination gold coins were treated this way. The hole thing brings tears to my eyes... still better than no southern gold at all!

    Mark

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