If you’ve ever wanted an opportunity to obtain a belt buckle
fashioned with United States gold coins surrounded by gold nuggets,
here’s your chance.
Western Americana Collections LLC is offering such a piece in
its July 8 to 10 auction to be held at the firm's offices at 3555
Airway Drive, Suite 309, in Reno, Nev. The sale, offering five
different live auction/internet bidding platforms, comprises more than
2,500 lots featuring collectibles from numerous specialty fields,
including numismatics, gaming, mining, postal history and more.
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With an estimate of $5,000 to $10,000, the gold nugget buckle features a 1904 Coronet
gold $20 double eagle flanked by Coronet gold $10 eagles dated 1893
and 1881. The coins are surrounded by dozens of gold nuggets of
Lowest mintage American Eagle, a counterfeit
1902-O Morgan dollar struck to circulate:
Another column in the July 10 Coin World examines a “ghostly”
Kennedy half dollar
The auction firm estimates there are between 2 and 3 ounces of gold nuggets.
The total weight of the belt buckle, coins and nuggets is 226.8 grams.
A 24 percent buyer’s fee will be added to the final closing hammer
price of each lot won.