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California Pioneer Fractional Gold


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Dennis Beasley has researched the pricing and availability of Pioneer gold for some years. His research includes review of auction records and dealer price lists. He now offers this information to the public. In this lecture-only video you will hear: *The three categories of these issues that include Period One from 1852-57, and Period Two 1858-83 and Period Three 1883-1915 *How coins of the last period dated 1883-1915 were actually backdated and struck up until 1983 *The "pinch" system used with gold dust that created a demand for small coinage in San Francisco *Period One from 1852-57 that included coins that were dated and undated and may have actually circulated *Period Two pieces that were collected from their inception *That some were made outside of California *How the letters on the coins are not mintmarks but manufacturer's marks *Zealous Treasury agents that created some of today's rarities *Which pieces are scarce *Ways to learn more and websites that have good information Speaker(s): Dennis Beasley.
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