Show-goers to this year’s World’s Fair of Money have the opportunity to view one of the rarest gold coins known in the United States.
“The fabled 1787 Brasher Doubloon that is on display at the show courtesy of Monaco Rare Coins of Newport Beach, California is the finest of only seven known surviving examples made by New York goldsmith, Ephraim Brasher,” said Walter Ostromecki, president of the Congressionally-chartered, 25,000 member American Numismatic Association (ANA).
“It is this coin’s first major public appearance in the Midwest since 1987 when it was part of a nationwide traveling exhibit commemorating the bicentennial of the U.S. Constitution,” Ostromecki explained.
“When it was made by hand 227 years ago it was valued at $16 worth of gold. This national treasure now is insured for $10 million,” said Adam Crum, vice-president of Monaco Rare Coins.
Sponsored by the ANA, the World’s Fair of Money is being this week, until Saturday, at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in the Chicago suburb of Rosemont. Details about the show are available online at www.worldsfairofmoney.com