4 Rare Coins Worth Millions To Be Displayed In Schaumburg – NBC Chicago
Four famous US coins totaling $1.16 – and insured for $19 million – are joining forces for a public presentation in Schaumburg next week.
Dubbed the “Big Four,” the rarities will be on display at the Central States Numismatic Society Convention April 28-30. The meeting is scheduled to be held at the suburb’s Renaissance Hotel and Convention Center.
The featured coins, on loan from private collectors through GreatCollections Coin Auctions, include a silver dollar, dime, nickel and penny.
“One of the historical coins is an 1804 U.S. silver dollar, presented in 1835 as a diplomatic gift from the State Department to the Sultan of Muscat … on behalf of President Andrew Jackson,” said Congressional Manager Larry Shepard in a press release. “Best known of its kind, insured for $9 million.”
The Eliasberg Barber Dime is one of the only nine known dimes minted at the San Francisco Mint in 1894.
According to convention organizers, the 1913 Liberty Head Nickel is highly coveted because it is one of only five known examples.
Rounding out the collection is the 1943 Abraham Lincoln cent, which has appreciated in value since its inception. Congress organizers noted that during World War II pennies were to be made out of galvanized steel to preserve copper. However, the rare dime was mistakenly printed on bronze, ultimately making the mistake worth millions.
“I acquired these ‘Big 4’ coins over the past year on behalf of clients who are now kindly lending these exceptional numismatic treasures to give people a unique opportunity to see them together in public for the first time. ‘ said Ian Russell, President of GreatCollections, in a statement.
In addition to these rarities, dozens of educational exhibits featuring exclusive coins and paper money will be on display throughout the convention. A variety of traders will also be buying and selling with the public.
Admission is $5 for a one-day pass or $10 for a three-day pass.