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1990's Proof California Gold, any info?

blu62vetteblu62vette Posts: 11,901 ✭✭✭✭✭

I normally see the bears when you see California gold from the 1980's and 1990's and I know some of the issues are insanely rare, but does anyone have any info on these? These came across the imaging table today and it is hard to find any info, I see a couple random sales but really not much.

Just curious.....

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  • jwittenjwitten Posts: 5,075 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Looks like Nashville predator logo! Very cool!

  • dcarrdcarr Posts: 7,973 ✭✭✭✭✭

    The "CC" mark is a reference to Continental Coin and Jewelry Company.
    They are still in business in Van Nuys.
    They have also produced numerous silver bars over the years, some marketed as being sourced from the US "strategic stockpile".

    Most of the items have traits that seem to match other products from the Silvertowne Mint.

  • blu62vetteblu62vette Posts: 11,901 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Interesting I saw some things that said it was done by the rarities mint.

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  • mustanggtmustanggt Posts: 2,633 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited October 11, 2017 8:26PM

    The California Government Code specified the location of the "mint mark" on the "medallion", it did not specify mintage.

  • topstuftopstuf Posts: 14,803 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited October 11, 2017 10:59PM

    They were created to be sales tax exempt. The gold was mined in CA.
    If a product is not only made in CA but also sourced in CA then it is considered a completely internal item and was not taxable on sale.

  • Timbuk3Timbuk3 Posts: 11,658 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Sweet !!! :)

    Timbuk3
  • SaorAlbaSaorAlba Posts: 7,473 ✭✭✭✭✭

    When I lived there over 25 years ago I would buy those. I believe I still have a few of them. They were a neat item. Similarly at the time the State of Texas was involved in something along those lines and I bought a few of the silver rounds.

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  • WillieBoyd2WillieBoyd2 Posts: 5,036 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Here's a statue of the animal which inspired these coins:

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    California saber-tooth cat statue at University of California, Berkeley

    The saber-tooth cat or tiger (Smilodon californicus) is the California state fossil

    :)

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  • rickoricko Posts: 98,724 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Nice looking gold tokens.... I have gone to many, many coin shows out west and I have never seen those sets.
    Cheers, RickO

  • blu62vetteblu62vette Posts: 11,901 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Weekend bump, in case there is more info.

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  • amwldcoinamwldcoin Posts: 11,269 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Neat! Going back to the pre bear days with a Saber Toothed Tiger from the Tar Pits I assume!

  • StuartStuart Posts: 9,761 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited October 15, 2017 9:58AM

    Probably my favorite Modern Gold “Bullion” Coin - A Gorgeous Design executed as a Cameo Proof

    2009 Humbert 2.5 Ounce Octagonal California Gold Commemorative



    Photos Courtesy of Heritage Auctions


    Stuart

    Collect 18th & 19th Century US Type Coins, Silver Dollars, $20 Gold Double Eagles and World Crowns & Talers with High Eye Appeal

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