The latest addition to the Newman Numismatic Portal is a video on the Sevier family 1836 Gobrecht dollar. Project Coordinator Len Augsburger provided the
following report. -Editor
An 1836 Gobrecht Dollar With (Mostly) Unbroken Provenance
A recent addition of the Newman Portal is a video produced by David Lisot, The Andrew Jackson / Earl / Sevier Flying Eagle Gobrecht Dollar, which
traces the path of an 1836 Gobrecht dollar from President Andrew Jackson to Ralph Earl (the “court painter” during Jackson’s White House years) to the Sevier
clan, an important Tennessee family. The coin remained in the family for many years until several years ago when it was sold to a well-known dealer of Liberty
Seated coinage. Soon after selling the coin, the Sevier descendant discovered a letter in an old family bible detailing the coin’s provenance. Alas, the coin
had already disappeared into the channels of numismatic commerce. Could the coin be reunited with the documentation? LSCC Education Director John Frost tells
the story in a presentation from the March 2019 Whitman Baltimore Expo.
Image: 1836 Gobrecht dollar, a family bible, and an 1888 letter from the Sevier family.
Link to The Andrew Jackson / Earl / Sevier Flying Eagle Gobrecht Dollar video on Newman Portal:
Wayne Homren, Editor
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