This section lists gold coins that were struck outside the U.S. Mint. These pieces circulated widely in isolated areas of the United States where there was a shortage of U.S. Minted coins for commerce.
Carolina Gold. 27G, 21C, Plain Edge. Christopher and Augustus Bechtler minted gold coinage in Rutherford County, NC from 1831 to 1852. Rutherford County and other areas of the Piedmont region of North Carolina and Georgia were primary sources of gold until the Califonia gold rush. This example is boldly struck with semi proof-like surfaces and deep reddish-gold luster. Exceptionally flashy with fantastic eye appeal.
Moffat & Co. of San Francisco struck rectangular gold ingots and gold coins. They produced $5 pieces in 1849 and 1850 and $10 pieces in 1849. The words MOFFAT & CO appear on Liberty's coronet instead of LIBERTY as seen on regular U.S. Mint issues. This is one of the few mint state survivors of their coinage. It is well struck except for just a touch of softness over the ear and has bright lustrous surfaces.
BG-511. Dollar. Octagonal Liberty Head. High R-4.
BG-902. Fifty Cent. Octagonal, Liberty Head. R-4.
Struck by Clark, Gruber, & Company from locally mined gold during the Colorado Gold Rush. Similar to the Federal issue $5 Liberty except 'Pikes Peak' instead of 'Liberty' is on the obverse coronet while CLARK GRUBER & CO DENVER is in the reverse legend. This is an attractive example with just light wear and original smooth surfaces.
BG-860. Quarter Dollar. Octagonal Liberty Head. Low R-6. Super flashy and well struck.
BG-809. Quarter Dollar. Round Liberty Head. A needle-sharp strike with pristine proof-like surfaces and beautiful toning. Fantastic quality!
BG-914. Fifty Cent. Octagonal Liberty Head. R-4.
BG-1207. One Dollar. Round Indian Head. R-4.
BG-790. Quarter Dollar. Octagonal, Indian Head. R-3.
BG-1050. Fifty Cents. Round Indian Head. R-6.
BG-1058. Fifty Cent, Round Indian Head. R-3.
BG-786. Quarter Dollar. Round Indian Head.