Rare 1787 Brasher Doubloon at ANA World’s Fair of Money


Collectors attending the upcoming 2014 Chicago ANA World’s Fair of Money in Rosemont, Ill. will have the opportunity to see the finest certified 1787 Brasher Doubloon, Monaco Rare Coins has announced.

1787 Brasher Doubloon
Insured for $10 million, Monaco Rare Coins will display the finest certified (NGC MS63) 1787 Brasher Doubloon at the ANA 2014 Chicago World’s Fair of Money. (Photo credit: NGC.)

News of the gold piece splashed across Southern California media outlets on Thursday, July 25, when reporters visited the Monaco offices to see the historic gold coin prior to its departure.

Adam Crum with 1787 Brasher Doubloon
Monaco Rare Coins President Michael Carabini (standing to the left) watches as company Vice President Adam Crum shows the 1787 Brasher Doubloon to Los Angeles area news media. (Photo credit: Donn Pearlman)

Graded NGC MS63, the 787 Brasher Doubloon is the finest of the seven known examples. Monaco notes that is insured for $10 million for the exhibit at the ANA money convention, held Aug. 5 – 9.

"In preparation for the exhibit at the ANA convention, Numismatic Guaranty Corporation has updated the pedigree on the encapsulation insert label to read Virgil Brand – Monaco," said Monaco Vice President Adam Crum.

Described as one of the greatest numismatic rarities of the world, Monaco acquired the gold piece for nearly $4.6 million at the Florida United Numismatists (FUN) auction conducted by Heritage Auctions this past January. The exhibit at the 2014 Chicago ANA World’s Fair of Money (www.WorldsFairOfMoney.coom) will be just its second major public display in some 30 years.

A Monaco Rare Coins video with information about the history of Brasher Doubloons is available at www.MonacoRareCoins.com/BrasherVideo.

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