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May 16, 2008

Two Gold Wilson Dollars in One Year

In my last posting I included an image of the gold Wilson Dollar which sold through Heritage in April and again this week. As a follow-up, I thought I should post images of the other gold Wilson Dollar which sold through Stack's in January, thus providing at one site a nice photographic record of two of the three know gold strikes.

Additionally, here are a few quick details about the Wilson Dollar medals in brief reference form:

* Bronze mintage: 3,700
* Silver mintage: 2,200
* Gold mintage: 5
* designed by Clifford Hewitt
* dies cut by George T. Morgan
* For Manila Mint opeing in 1920
* Mint facility was first and only U.S. branch mint opened and operated outside the United States
* U.S. Mint Chief Engineer Clifford Hewitt supervised the outfitting of the Manila Mint and the striking of the Wilson Medals
* Original Manila Mint building was destroyed during WWII

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About the Author
Tom Michael has been Krause Publications primary market analyst on more than 80 world and United States coin catalogs produced over the last 20 years. He came to KP in 1987 with a bachelor of arts degree in history, a master of arts degree in economics and a history of coin collecting stretching back to the 1960s. He began collecting world coins as a child by asking friends and relatives to bring coins back from overseas trips, visiting flea markets and having his mother watch for foreign coins in her register at the local grocery store. Today he works with a dedicated base of over 200 contributors to provide accurate market values for the five-volume Standard Catalog of World Coins series, as well as many specialty catalogs, including Coins & Currency of the Middle East and the fifth edition of Unusual World Coins.

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