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Templeton Reid and the Wealth of the South


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In Georgia, Templeton Reid's private mint operated for just a short time. Only a few specimens of his work exist today, mostly the quarter eagle denominations. This video tells the story of the infamous Templeton Reid and how to recognize and grade his coins, also: - Reid's early life and occupation - The Georgia Gold Rush - Attacks by contemporary journalists - Reid's importance in the history of numismatics and the California Gold Rush - Reid's death and theories of his latter days - Gorgeous color slides of the coins, some in the Smithsonian and from the collections of: Cliff Kagin, Hancock Harbel, Lilly and Duke's Creek - Don't underestimate the grade - What is the difference between "Georgia" gold and "S. Carolina" gold - The best website to view, buy and sell these coins Speaker(s): Bob Harwell.
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