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    California Model Gold Coin Set With Original Case

    1849 4-Piece Set of Model California Gold Coins. A second set of these scarce California model coins. The denominations in the set are: model half eagle, model dollar, model half dollar, and model quarter dollar. While all of the pieces are struck in brass they have the look of gold. The big bonus included is the original brass box of issue. On one side is a three-masted ship docked at a wharf with people greeting and arriving. Caption at the bottom "Emigration to California." The reverse depicts a mining scene with three men working a stream with California above and the date 1849 below. This is the first time we have seen the box; the combination should attract plenty of attention.

    Learn more at the Newman Numismatic Portal at Washington University in St. Louis.

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    Auction Dates
    September, 2007
    27th-28th Thursday-Friday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 11
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