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Unique, Interesting, & Rare Coins – Gold & Silver Edition

From collector coins to rare coins and bullion coins – Vermillion Enterprises is YOUR local Coin Shop – all over the state of Florida. Offering ONLINE and IN-STORE BUY-ing and SELL-ing options to meet your needs. Sometimes you come across unique, interesting or rare finds. Vermillion Enterprises is ALWAYS interested in these. The curiosities of the world. Of American History. Of Gold, and Silver, and Coin-age.

So what kind of unique, interesting, or rare finds are we speaking? Well, let’s delve a little deeper.

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Silver Edition: Unique & Rare Coins

Trade Dollars: Unique Ranking = 9 / 10

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Trade dollars are silver coins. Originally minted as trade coins by various countries to facilitate trade with China and the Orient. Each approximated in weight and fineness to the Spanish Dollar. Why the Spanish Dollar? Because the Spanish Dollar set the standard for a de facto common currency for trade in the Far East. Basically, a widely accepted standard for the trade dollar silver coin.
Some Trade Dollars have TWO different Reverse Options.
 
  • Type 1 Reverse was the earlier design used on Trade Dollars. These coins were minted from 1873 – 1874. Some 1875 – 1876 coins as well. However, the Type 2 Reverse was more common during these years. Type 1 design features an EXTRA berry on a branch. Just under the eagle claw on the right side of the portrait. Additionally, the bottom-most arrowhead tip ends just above the “0” in the words/numbers “420 GRAINS”.
  • Type 2 Reverse is the newer design used on some Trade dollars in 1875-1876. As well as on all Trade dollars starting in 1877 and on wards. In this design the berry under the eagle claw is missing. Furthermore, the bottom-most arrowhead tip ends just above the “2” in the words/numbers “420 GRAINS”. You can see the difference below:
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Reverse differences in Silver Trade Dollars. Reverse 1 versus Reverse 2.

1800 & 1801 Silver Dollars: Unique Ranking = 8 / 10

These Silver Dollars are iconic on their own. From the obverse design to the reverse design. Made of 89% Silver and 11% Copper. Most would figure these coins to be worth their Silver Melt Value. However, that could be further from the truth. In fact, these coins can strike a pretty penny!

1800 Silver Dollar

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The 1800 Draped Bust Silver Dollar featuring a Heraldic Eagle actually has a lot of different varieties to it. Huh? What? Yep!

There were a number of varieties of the 1800 Draped Bust Silver Dollar. The first is simply the “Normal Dies” variety. It features no major errors or special features even. However, it should be noted that this variety has many minor sub-varieties. We didn’t included ALL the different sub-varieties, but wanted to touch base on the more major or “drastic” ones, if you will. Trust you me, we can talk coins all day long.

One major variety is the “Wide Date – Low 8” variety which features numbers spaced further apart in the 1800 date and the number “8” aligned lower relative to the other numbers. An example comparison image depicting the normal date vs wide date low 8 variety is depicted below:

Vermillion Enterprises buys 1800 Silver Dollar Coins. Coin Shop in Spring Hill.

Additional major varieties have been classified based on the number of arrows on the reverse of the coin. The eagle holds quite a few different varieties of arrows. These varieties include:

  • 10 Arrows
  • 12 Arrows
  • 13 Arrows

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However, it should be noted that no one variety is more valuable than the other. It would just appear that these 1800 Silver Dollars were just experiments until they perfected the variety.

Die Defects – Creating Variety

The 1800 “Dotted Date” Draped Bust Silver Dollar features a die defect around the date. Notably around, and within, the first “0”. Resulting in globs and dots all around the number. Much like confetti sprinkles on a cake! Thus, this coin variety has been given it’s own classification. Here is an example:

1800 silver dollar coin - defect die

Finally, the last of the Mohicans! The last major variety features a die defect on the reverse of the coin. Resulting in a thick line that to me resembles an oddly placed branch. However, most people/scholars believe it slightly resembles a letter “I”. Look just past the word “AMERICA” on the reverse of the coin. Hence the name of this wildly odd variety became known as “AMERICAI”. Check out the example below, tell us, what do you think it is – A letter or a branch?

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Either way, imperfections, or rather – varieties, these Silver Dollar Coins are worth their weight in GOLD and then some! All varieties of this year can fetch the following Greenbacks:

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1801 Silver Dollar

While it didn’t have as many variations to it, as the 1800 version, it still is iconic on it’s own. I guess you could say, the 1801 Silver Dollar, was the “finally got it right” Silver Dollar Coin.
It is stated that this particular coin is an “under-appreciated rarity”. –Ron Guth for PCGS

According to USCoinBook.com, the 1801 Draped Bust Silver Dollars featuring a Heraldic Eagle can fetch a whopping $31,000! Based on condition of course. It doesn’t mean that’s a guarantee, but that’s one heck of a coin! Don’t believe me? Check it out for yourself below:
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Vermillion Enterprises bought this one from a customer looking to sell their 1800 and 1801 Draped Bust Silver Dollar Coins. I can’t tell you what we bought it for – that would ruin all the fun. But you can certainly see that these coins, while some can be an “under-appreciated” rarity, someone had this coin graded and showed it some much needed appreciation!
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Lastly, and certainly NOT least of all, we have the Gold Edition – Rare Finds.

Gold Edition: Unique & Rare Coins

Pre-1933 Gold Coins: Unique Ranking = 10 / 10

In this Gold Series, we have a LOT of Pre-1933 Gold. What makes them so unique or rare? Ha! Well, we can Thank the U.S. Government for making these coins so rare. In a previous GOLD segment, we discussed the scarcity and reasons behind that. You can read more here: Pre-1933 Gold. 
In case you didn’t click that link – I suggest you do! But as a teaser for you – it’s referred to as The Great Gold Melt of 1933. Conspiracy, Collateral, and Confiscation! A tale of demise and sacrifice! I bet that made you click on that link! If not – here it is again!
Below is a picture of a recent purchase that Vermillion Enterprises made on Pre-1933 Gold.
From collector coins to rare coins and bullion coins - vermillion enterprises is YOUR local coin shop - all over the state of florida. ONLINE AND INSTORE

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Remember: Vermillion Enterprises – We buy and sell gold, silver, and coins. Your Premier Gold Dealer and Coin Shop. Always buying rare, unique, and interesting coins. From collector coins, to bullion coins, to rare coins. Call or Stop By Today!!

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