1915 Panama-Pacific $50 Round Gold Coin MS 65

  • This 1915 $50 gold coin was stuck to commemorate the Panama–Pacific International Exposition
  • Only 483 examples were ever sold; the remaining coins were melted down following the event
  • Today, this coin is regarded among the great rarities of 20th-century coinage
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This commemorative $50 gold coin was specially struck to celebrate the Panama–Pacific International Exposition, a world's fair held in San Francisco in 1915. A variety of coins were designed for the event, from Half Dollars and Gold Dollars to the $50 Gold Round. Prior to the event, the United States had never before issued a $50 gold piece, and they were uncertain as to how many would sell. Ultimately, the Mint decided to make 1,510 examples of the coin, a number that included 10 examples for the Assay Commission. However, due to the high cost of the coins, only 483 were sold, and the remaining 1,017 coins were melted after the close of the exposition. Today, this coin is regarded among the great rarities of 20th-century coinage.
1915 Panama-Pacific $50 Round Gold Coin MS 65
Period: 20th Century
Origin: America
Type: Coins

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