Pre-1933 U.S. Gold (PCGS Certified)
PCGS Certified Pre-1933 Gold - The U.S. Mint issued its first Gold coins in 1795. During the height of the Great Depression in 1933, President Franklin Roosevelt prohibited American citizens from holding monetary Gold. He ordered all Gold coins be returned to the U.S. Treasury, where millions were melted into Gold bars. For nearly 150 years, Gold coins were circulated as everyday currency and trade, but the Great Depression forced the Gold coins before 1933 be returned, making it one of the most monumental political acts in American coinage history.
These federal government recalls and meltdowns made these previously common Gold coins very rare. Today, the surviving pre-1933 Gold U.S. coins are fixed at an extremely limited supply. This fact has made pre-1933 Gold coins some of the most desirable items among collectors and investors. These coins have added value to them, making them highly sought after by people all over the world. Add to that being certified by PCGS, one of the top coin grading services, and these coins become extremely popular with coin collectors! APMEX is proud to offer a good selection of these harder-to-find classic coins. Being PCGS certified ensures that you get the coin in exactly the same condition you ordered it. They also ensure the Pre-1933 Gold coins are being graded and certified by one of the best and respected coin grading services in the world.
The PCGS has certified over 33 million coins as of July 2016 and the numbers continue to grow. Coin grades are based on a scale of 1-70, with 70 being absolute perfection. This third party grading company is crucial for numismatists to start or extend their collection. Every Gold coin that is certified comes with a certification number and encapsulated.
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