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The E-Sylum:  Volume 10, Number 49, December 2, 2007, Article 13

GALLERY MINT CONCEPT DOLLARS OFFERED

Jeff Kelley writes: "Larry Lee took over the minting and
marketing of the Gallery Mint tokens and coin reproductions
a year or two ago, and he is now closing down the business
for personal reasons.  The remaining inventory is being sold
off, and first up are the Concept Dollars (the copper and
silver reproductions of colonial and early US coinage will
come later).  In a recent newsletter you had mentioned the
importance of collecting tomorrow’s collectables today, and
there is no better opportunity than now get a pattern Concept
Dollar; this is the last of the original supply, and
included in the sale are some extremely rare variations."

To order Gallery Mint Concept Dollars, see:
Gallery Mint Concept Dollars

"There is probably no single person in America that had
more influence on the eventual striking of a new golden
dollar coin than Ron Landis, the Gallery Mint's chief
engraver. The Gallery Mint began with striking 1995 dated
golden color 'One Concept' pieces. There were 1,371 of the
1995 'One Concept' dollars struck and sold to patrons of
the Gallery Mint. They have a lettered edge that reads
'* IN GOD WE TRUST * E PLURIBUS UNUM'.

"After the 1995 'One Concept' pieces were struck, request
began pouring in to the Gallery Mint to strike a piece
that could actually have a chance of being approved by
Congress. The first pieces struck were the Classic Lady
Liberty head, dated 1998. These pieces were struck in
conjunction with Ken Bressett, Past President of The
American Numismatic Association, who was himself attempting
to promote the use of the word 'PEACE' on coinage throughout
the world on year 2000 dated coins. Mr. Bressett distributed
and promoted these pieces during the 1997 ANA convention
held in New York City. These pieces were struck in brass,
have a plain edge, and a mintage of 110 pieces."

To more information on the Concept Dollars, see
More Info

  Wayne Homren, Editor

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