Pre-1933 Gold and Silver
With the confiscation of US silver and gold coins in 1933, only a small percentage of pre-1933 coins survived the seizure. The valuable pre-1933 coins bestow both gold value and scarcity that investors look for these days.
Official coins are protected and authenticated in sonically sealed and encapsulated holders. These are certifies by independent laboratories and grading services recognized nationally as industry standards, namely PCGS (Professional Coin Grading Service) or the NGC (Numismatic Guaranty Corporation).
Below are few pre-1933 gold and silver coins that outlasted the 1933 confiscation:
1. St. Gaudens Gold Coin
The St. Gaudens Double Eagle, much recognized as simply Double Eagle, was a twenty dollar coin produced by the United States Mint from years 1907 to 1933. It was named after its designer, the sculptor Augustus St. Gaudens. St. Gaudens designed the work of art for both sides of the coin. The St. Gauden’s gold coin mark can be seen on the head side of the coin underneath the date. The famous double gold eagle design was chosen as the best American gold coin design. At present, the design is used on American gold bullion coinage.
2. Liberty Gold Coin
This coin was the first gold dollar known as Type I or Liberty Head type gold dollar produced by the US mint in 1849 to 1854. The Liberty gold coin was designed by James B. Longacre. The head side of the coin exemplifies the Liberty’s head facing to the left, encircled by thirteen stars, and wearing a coronet engraved with the word LIBERTY. The tail side of the coin illustrates a wreath surrounding the value and date of the coin, and with the inscription UNITED STATES OF AMERICA.
3. Morgan Silver Dollar Coin
The Morgan silver dollar coin was designed by George T. Morgan, an assistant engraver in the United States Mint. The head side of the silver dollar coin shows a profile portrait symbolizing the Liberty. The tail side, on the other hand, shows a portray of an eagle with its wings stretched out. The Moran silver dollar coin was minted irregularly in the United States, from 1878 to 1921.
4. Peace Silver Dollar Coin
The Peace silver dollar coin was the outcome of the competition which looked for designs that signifies and/or represents peace. It was designed by Anthony de Francisi. The coin was minted in the United States from 1921 to 1928. After half a decade, it was minted again in 1934 and 1935. Similar to the Morgan silver dollar coin, the tail side of the Peace silver dollar coin presents a Bald Eagle carrying an olive branch, with Peace as its caption. The Peace silver dollar coins were the last of the US dollar coins which reached circulation in silver.