Considered the “Holy Grail” of our industry, according John Albanese, founder of CAC (Certified Acceptance Corp.) The 1787 Brasher Doubloon is the single greatest coin in American Numismatics. The “Unique” EB on Breast Doubloon is considered the “First” gold coin ever struck in the United States of America.
There are seven known examples of the Brasher Doubloon with six of those coins having the EB punch on the eagle’s wing and this Unique specimen with the EB on Breast. The story of this coin is remarkable, most likely handled by George Washington, Thomas Jefferson and Alexander Hamilton. The coin was struck in New York City, on Cherry street where Brasher resided just doors from George Washington.
The appreciation of this coin is great and the records show that it sold in 1981 for $625,000, in 2005 for $2,999,000 and in 2011 for $7,395,000.
There is no doubt that this coin is PRICELESS and could even be the first coin to reach $100 Million in the future. However a coin like this should be on display for the world to see and we are working on doing just that.
Sherid, PCAG’s founder, has said it’s an honor to have handled the greatest coin in America.