Art Daily reported that the upcoming Bonham's sale includes a complete set of Clark Gruber & Co. territorial gold coins. -Editor
On January 28, Bonhams sale of Coins and Medals will feature a complete set of Clark Gruber & Co. Territorial gold coins minted in 1860-1861 in Denver, Colorado, which was
amassed over several decades. This set includes the quarter eagles, half eagles, eagles, and the ultra-rare double eagles from both dates issued, 1860 and 1861. Multiples of
certain dates and denominations are also part of the collection resulting in the largest grouping of Clark Gruber & Co. gold offered on the market for many decades with
estimates ranging from $1,500 to $90,000.
A decade or so after the California Gold Rush began in the late 1840s, gold was discovered on the South Platte River, near the future city of Denver. Clark, Gruber & Co., a
reputable bank and brokerage firm in the state, established a coinage facility and remained in operation through 1862. It was elbowed out of the coining business in April 1863
when it was turned first into a federal assay office, then 43 years later, into the Denver branch of the United States Mint in 1906.
To read the complete article, see:
Bonhams to offer an important collection of
Clark Gruber & Co. Territorial gold (http://artdaily.com/news/110321/Bonhams-to-offer-an-important-collection-of-Clark-Gruber---Co--Territorial-gold#.XDFSh1xKiAs)
For more information, see: https://www.bonhams.com/auctions/25528/
Wayne Homren, Editor
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