Money Talks | The Ephemeral Flying Eagle: Gobrecht Dollars in the ANS Collection

with Eric Krauss

Saturday, November 7
1:00 EST PM

This Money Talks will be held live on zoom

The ANS holds the world’s largest collection of Flying Eagle or Gobrecht Dollars in the world, with an example of every variety save one, as well as a group of extremely rare trial strikes and related patterns.  The majority of the collection was donated by Dr. Julius Korein in 2008.  The Flying Eagle Dollar remains an actively researched and highly controversial area of United States numismatics, and the ANS collection constitutes a unique and invaluable resource in their study.  This presentation will explore the origins of the coin and the misadventures attending its design, leading to the final abandonment of the iconic flying eagle motif.  Using never-before seen high-resolution images of coins from the collection, competing theories will be explored an discussed in an effort to better understand how and when the coins were produced and for what purpose.

ANS Members only. RSVP to membership@numismatics.orgThis lecture will be recorded and uploaded to YouTube for later viewing.

Money Talks: Numismatic Conversations is supported by an ANS endowment fund generously given in honor of Mr. Vladimir Clain-Stefanelli and Mrs. Elvira Clain-Stefanelli.

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