1787/2014 Gold Brasher Doubloon Novodel
FINEST KNOWN GOLD BRASHER DOUBLOON NOVODEL COMMEMORATIVE RESTRIKE
SELLS OUT IN JUST ONE WEEK; SECOND-MINTING COLLECTIBLES NOW AVAILABLE
The well-publicized minting of the pure-gold 1787-2014 Brasher Doubloon Novodels at this year’s ANA ”World’s Fair of Money” in Chicago was a stunning success . . . the 500 NGC-certified collectibles featuring special ANA-provenance were sold out in just one week.
Master engraver and coiner Ron Landis, founder of the Eureka Mint, was featured at the ANA show for the special Novodel minting on an antique screw press on the bourse floor of the annual ANA event.
Although the first minting of the 1787-2014 Brasher Novodels at the ANA event quickly sold out, Finest Known has authorized and now completed a second minting of the popular tribute piece which commemorates America’s first gold coin, the 1787 Brasher Doubloon. Earlier this year, Finest Known acquired the finest-known certified Brasher Doubloon (graded MS-63 by NGC), a specimen that many now consider to be the world’s most valuable coin. Finest Known has insured this stunning ultra-rarity for $10 million.
For more information on the Brasher Doubloon, and on the 1787-2014 Brasher Doubloon Novodel, please watch the following video and then contact a Finest Known Account Representative at 888-900-9948 for further details.
At the 2014 ANA World’s Fair of Money, Finest Known commissioned the first minting of the Brasher Doubloon Novodel, commemorating the world’s most valuable coin.
What we’re doing this week here at the ANA and they’ve been so gracious to allow us to mint coins on the floor as an educational process. So people can see how coins were made in 1787. The first 500 coins of the issue are being struck here at the show and they’re going to be numbered 1 through 500, 1 of 500, 2 of 500, and so on. With a special tag in there commemorating it as a tribute to the World’s Fair of Money 2014.
Right now Timothy Grad is loading in the dyes of the 1787. These were hand-engraved by Ron Landis, Master engraver and coiner. One of the few men still alive that actually does this; He’s quite the artist. The handwork and detail that’s gone into this project is amazing. Then each coin has to be struck by hand on the screw press that you see. There’s been a lot of production work to go into this. The coins themselves are 26.4 grams with .9999 pure gold and will say so on the coin. It’s dated 1787 to 2014 as a tribute to the ANA of 2014 World’s Fair of Money and the striking of the coin, the date of the actual striking of the coin, 2014.
I had the opportunity to see these. We had some dye trials done. They’re actually beautiful coins. The guys just did incredible work. They’ve done work for me in the past on five other projects–all very well received by the collecting public and all absolutely beautiful coins. I anticipate that these will be well received as well. So far this morning, people standing in line… “Here we go– there’s coin number one!” Coin number two coming in now. This is just how they were struck over 200 years ago.
One of the challenging things that they have with this is the press actually moves the base a tiny bit each time. So it will be interesting to see where we wind up by the end of the week. Five hundred coins will be struck here at the show certified by NGC with a special insert numbering each coin by NGC. The first 50 will be delivered to them as he gets these done today.
The 1787 Brasher Doubloon, which is one of the featured exhibits here. It’s a coin that we purchased at the auction earlier this year at the fun show and it’s on display over at the Museum’s showcase. The coin which is no more than 20 feet from us– from where we’re standing right now. The tribute to that coin, which has been highly regarded as the world’s most valuable coin for over 130 years, we’re making something that collectors could enjoy. It’s a pure gold coin, 26.4 grams of gold. It says so in .9999 on the coin and it’s got the date 2014, but these were all hand engraved by Ron Landis, whose one of the last few guys in the world that does this sort of thing. Literally, he just sits there with a hammer and a chisel tapping it into a steel dye, which is amazing to watch, but it’s incredible to think this is how coins were made.
Ron Landis: Ok, right now I’m hand-finishing this similar to the way Brasher did his. One difference is- right now I’m putting in a .9999 mark, it’s a quality designation; of course most of these are done in the rolling mill. The thing about the way he finished his is that he would… since he wasn’t a real mint– he was a jeweler– he was a goldsmith– so he finished the edge somewhat of the way a goldsmith might, by using a little chasing hammer– polished round head of a chasing hammer and then finish the edge last. So he’d carefully do this and this would clean up any cast marks, because he probably cast his coins individually. By finishing the edge last, it created a slight upsetting around the perimeter of the obverse and reverse. Which you can see it’s different on every example.
Each coin, I don’t care if it’s one of these or any coin you’re looking at the Bourse for; they’re little works of art, each and every one of them.
The first minting of the Brasher Doubloon Novodel at the World’s Fair of Money, completely sold out. However, due to overwhelming popular demand, Finest Known has now commissioned the minting of an additional supply of these superbly crafted sold gold commemoratives, but supplies are extremely limited. So to reserve yours, call a Finest Known Account Representative today!
These beautiful Brasher Novodel commemoratives are offered on a strict first-come first-serve basis. Don’t be disappointed; call Finest Known today at 888-900-9948.