Overland Trail Collection
About This Set: The Overland Trail Collection of Dahlonega gold consists of a select nine-piece type set. The coins have been chosen for their beautiful toning and eye appeal as well as for their rarity. The set was started in 1998 with the acquisition of an crusty, green-gold 1851 Liberty gold dollar from Hancock and Harwell of Atlanta. Thus, bitten by the gold bug, other Dahlonega issues followed until 2005 when the set was completed. Outstanding coins include originally toned, crusty half eagles, the 1838-D and 1847-D, from the North Georgia Collection. The exceedingly rare princess three dollar with delicate copper-gold coloring, soft mint luster, and outstanding full strike. Other rare issues include a richly, golden-toned 1855-D Indian dollar reaching into condition census, a nice, sharply struck, yellow gold 1839-D half eagle with coppery highlights, and a crusty, green-gold toned 1847-D quarter eagle with gold overtones. The rest of the collection consists of an 1859 Indian gold dollar, boldly struck and originally toned and a sharply struck 1839-D classic quarter eagle. Coins made of gold from Georgia and North Carolina have more silver present and have a yellow green-gold cast. Coins, especially after the California gold rush of 1849, have a more golden coppery appearance. Special thanks to the late Jack Hancock, Bob Harwell, and Doug Winter for their guidance and expertise in assembling this collection.
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