Following the November 1860 election of Abraham Lincoln, seven southern states – South Carolina, Mississippi, Florida, Alabama, Georgia, Louisiana and Texas – declared their secession from the United States. Lincoln ran on a platform which opposed the expansion of slavery. Because these southern states were economically dependent on agriculture and a plantation system that relied upon the labor of African American slaves, they decided to seceded from the Union.
This event set political wheels in motion and preparations were made for war, including the hoarding of gold coins by both the Union and the Confederacy. This hoarding exacerbated and further strained an already fragile economy caused years earlier by the financial Panic of 1857, the worst financial crisis of the 19th century. With the cries for war growing louder, there was soon an urgent need for gold to acquire war supplies. These needs became reality on April 12, 1861 when Confederate forces attacked and bombed Fort Sumter, a Union fort in the harbor of Charleston, South Carolina.
Now, with war declared by both sides, the necessity for war supplies grew ever stronger, and millions of dollars in gold coins made their way to Europe where diplomatic support and critical war supplies were acquired.
And that is exactly why the 1861 Type-I $20 Gold Double Eagle coin is so uniquely intriguing: While the 1861 date itself is no great rarity, these coins are of extreme interest to collectors and Civil War history buffs . . . and why this very limited number of coins in our special “War Hoard” won’t last long.
Every coin in this hoard is fresh to the market, recovered from secret European bank vaults where they were tucked away for over 100 years. The coins are all original, still glowing with beautiful mint luster and are PCGS-graded and certified, from VF30 to as high as MS62 condition for a precious few specimens. Each is pedigreed from “The War Hoard” with a special provenance label adorned with a lithograph depicting the Confederate bombing of Fort Sumter.
When you call to acquire one of these historical coins you will also receive an original copy of a Harpers Weekly newspaper edition published in 1861. You will be enthralled as you step back in time and relive the history of the events leading up to the Civil War, reading these beautifully-illustrated Harpers Weekly issues just as concerned citizens of the North and the South did back in the 1860s. Each of these rare editions is well-preserved and worthy of being framed.
I urge you to act immediately to take advantage of this very special offer. This amazing “War Hoard” contains just 197 coins and won’t last long. Call Monaco Rare Coins now to acquire the highest-quality 1861 “War Hoard” $20 Type I Gold Double Eagles for your collection . . . and we will send you an 1861 copy of Harper’s Weekly (a $50 value) while our limited supplies last.
If you don’t absolutely love your 1861 “War Hoard” Gold Double Eagle, you can send it back for a full refund – and keep the rare Harper’s Weekly issue as our gift.
Call 888-900-9948 now to order your Civil War set today.