One of the most famous American coin issues. Struck in New York by gold and silversmith Ephraim Brasher, who was a neighbor and friend of George Washington in New York.
There are only five Brasher Doubloons that are known to exist, one sold at Heritage’s auction in 2005 for $2,450000.00.
Obverse: Mountain surmounted with the sun and rays emanating from it. Open sea in the foreground with BRASHER below. NOVA EBORACA COLUMBIA / EXCELOR around.
Reverse: Heraldic eagle with an olive branch in talons at left and arrows at right; 13 stars near eagle’s head. EB on the wing. UNUM E PLURIBUS / 1787 and ornaments around.
Diameter: 30 mm
24k gold plated lead-free fine pewter.