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    Explore the Fairmont Collection at JM Bullion

    Many of America’s historic circulation coins have stood the test of time. The coins of the US Eagle Series, in particular, have proven popular with investors and collectors in the 21st century. With a combination of impressive gold content and beautiful designs, surviving specimens are an excellent addition to any collection. What’s more, many of these coins that are still available today have an interesting backstory that helps explain how those pieces survive today. The Fairmont Collection is one such example.

    More a Group than a Collection

    The term Fairmont Collection simply refers to a group of historic Pre-33 US Gold Coins. These coins were discovered in the late 2010s inside bank vaults in other countries with the coins having found their way overseas as a result of international commerce between the United States and other countries during the 19th and early 20th centuries. Following the discovery of these hoards of gold coins, thousands of specimens were repatriated to the United States.

    Today, only a few hundred of these coins survive in Mint State conditions. The vast majority of the coins in the hoard are from the $5 Half Eagle and $10 Eagle denominations, though $20 Double Eagles are present as well.

    Designs

    As you browse the collection of Fairmont gold coins, you’ll find various designs from the US Eagle’s history. These include iconic Half Eagle designs like Bela Lyon Pratt’s Indian Head design, the first-ever incuse-struck US Mint coin, as well as Augustus Saint-Gaudens’ beloved Liberty design from the $20 Double Eagle, an image still in production today at the US Mint on its American Gold Eagle bullion series.

    Additional images include Christian Gobrecht’s Liberty Head design that graced the obverse of the Quarter Eagle, Half Eagle, and Eagle for nearly 70 years from the administration of President Andrew Jackson in the 1830s until the first decade of the 20th century.

    Act Quick!

    As mentioned above, Fairmont Collection-certified coins are a rarity. Though thousands of the coins were repatriated, there are only a few hundred available that were still in good enough condition to earn Mint State certifications. If you have any questions, please feel free to ask. JM Bullion customer service is available at 800-276-6508, online using our live chat, and via our email address. Remember to keep reading our blog posts and follow us on social media for more new-release previews and informative looks at different product lineups.

    Disclaimer: All Market Updates are provided as a third party analysis and do not necessarily reflect the explicit views of JM Bullion Inc. and should not be construed as financial advice.

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