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24 Jul 2017

The Golden Gift

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      When I visited my Grandmother and Grandfather, they showed me some of their coins. Among these coins were tens of thousands of Lincoln cents in which I went through, LOADS of junk silver (like Morgan Dollars), and these 3 gold coins. They ended up giving the three gold coins to me!!! Hence the title, "The Golden Gift". I have posted pictures of the trio above. Two of them are from the United States, and the last one is from Tuvalu. They all have about the same amount of gold in them. Here is a summary of each coin:

 

1925 D Gold Quarter Indian

The quarter Indian was minted from 1908 to 1929. (It is my favorite of the 3 coins I am sharing). The Denver and Philadelphia mints were the only places in which they were struck. The mintmark appears on the reverse, to the left of the arrows. With a mintage of only 55,680 the 1911 D is the key to the series and comes in two types, weak D, and Strong D. The coins exhibit .12094 oz. of gold with a sum of $150.32 USD (7/20/17).  The obverse shows a bust of an Indian. The reverse features an eagle perched on a branch.

 

Obverse lettering:

LIBERTY

1925.

 

 Reverse lettering:

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

IN GOD WE TRUST

E PLURIBUS UNUM

2 ½ DOLLARS

 

2007 1/10 oz. American Eagle Gold Bullion Coin

This is a beautiful 2007 1/10 oz gold American Eagle coin! These coins are produced in four different denominations, 1/10 oz., 1/4 oz., ½ oz., and 1 oz. Only two mints make these coins, the Philadelphia Mint, and the West Point Mint. The 1999 W made from unpolished Proof dies is a unique variety and is very valuable. The obverse features a modified edition of the Augustus Saint Gaudens $20 gold coin. The reverse shows a family of eagles in their nest.

 

Obverse lettering:

LIBERTY

2007

 

Reverse Lettering:

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

IN GOD WE TRUST

E PLURIBUS UNUM

1/10 OZ. FINE GOLD

5 DOLLARS

 

2005 $15 Tuvalu Gold 1/10 oz.

Last but not least is an odd gold 1/10 oz. Bullion coin in Choice Gem Proof Condition. The coin has very little flaws, and has a chance at being a perfect PF70. Queen Elizabeth II's portrait is seen in the center of the obverse. A beautiful owl sits on a branch on the reverse. The coin exhibits 1/10 oz. gold.

 

Obverse lettering:

QUEEN ELIZABETH II

TUVALU 2005

 

Reverse Lettering:

1/10 OZ 9999 GOLD

15 DOLLARS

 

Thank you so much for reading this fairly long post! Sorry about the bad images, still working on getting good at it. Does anyone have any other information on the 2005 Tuvalu coin? I know very little about it. I just thought that I'd share a few of these wonderful gold coins! I hope someone learned something from this!

I hope to be posting more often,

Devin

 

 

 

 

Comments

Kepi

Level 6

What great Grandparents! Beautiful gifts!

user_9073

Level 5

Great Gifts! Fabulous Grandparents! Be sure to safely store the coins now in your care.

Conan Barbarian

Level 5

those are wonderful gifts

Longstrider

Level 6

Great gifts. Tuvalu is a Polynesian Island Nation that has minted some beautiful coins for the bullion market. Formally part of the U.K.. I believe New Zealand mints their coins for them, but I could be wrong on that. Thanks!!

SpartaCuse

Level 4

Great Story from 17506 !!! Right On !

Mike

Level 7

Great gift. I can only wish. Congratulations and enjoy them thanks for the pictures and the story. Mike.

CoinLady

Level 6

What a wonderful gift! A Standard Catalog of World Coins may be helpful with the Tuvalu coin.

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