Holding an example of the monumental Octagonal fifty dollar gold pieces struck to commemorate the Panama-Pacific International Exposition of 1915, one notices several things.
Chief among them are the coins' size, shape, weight, and intricate design.
Of the 1,509 Octagonal examples struck, 645 pieces were sold to fair-goers for $100 apiece. Only 483 Round coins were distributed.
The Octagonal coins' novel design, reminiscent of California's storied Gold Rush, undoubtedly contributed to their popularity.
Additionally, the Octagonal slugs depict added dolphins around the margins, symbolizing the new "uninterrupted water route made possible by the Panama Canal." For the same historic and design reasons collectors sought out the Octagonal fifties a hundred years ago, collectors continue to seek out examples today in all grades.
Listed at $72,500 in the NGC price guide.
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