American Civil War North & South Gold Coin Pair

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American Civil War North & South Gold Coin Pair

$1,795.00
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20376
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Between the end of the Napoleonic Wars in 1815 and the start of WWI, the 1861-65 US Civil War was the most destructive conflict in the Western world. Nearly 650,000 Americans died - almost as many as have died in all other wars in which the US has fought. It divided families, divided towns, divided the nation - and divided the currency. Genuine artefacts of the most important juncture in American history, we can offer gold coins used by the North and South during the 1861-65 Civil War.

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Struck in the early days of the war, the 1861-62 Gold Dollar was used in the northern Unionist states. The third US Gold $1 type, bearing the 'Indian Princess' Large Portrait, the 1861-62 Gold Dollar is 'an American classic'.

The perfect partner, the 1861-62 Gold Dollar is united with the Mexican 1825-62 Gold Half Escudos. Mexican coins circulated extensively in the US before the 1848 Gold Rush. Indeed, the Half Escudos is described as 'the first US Gold Dollar'! Although officially ceasing to be legal tender in 1857, the desperate need for currency in the breakaway southern states saw the Half Escudo in full circulation during the Civil War.

Graded Very Fine and Fine-Very Fine respectively, the iconic 1861-62 Gold Dollar & 1825-62 Gold Half Escudos are accompanied by a genuine, original newspaper published during the 1861-65 Civil War!

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MetalGold
GradeVery Fine
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