Lot 311: Gold 1981 U.S. Mint Art Medallion. Mark Twain (1.000 oz AGW). Gem BU
October 29, 2016
Garden City, NY, USALive Auction
Description: Gold 1981 U.S. Mint Art Medallion. Mark Twain (1.000 oz AGW). Gem BU and part of a 10 medal American Arts Commemorative Series that was in part struck as an American bullion alternative to the then very popular Krugerrand. Although these medals carried no face value, they were for a brief time listed in the Redbook. Being a medal and not a coin, the demand never significantly grew, thus some of the later issues in this series bore very modest sales figures and are actually quite scarce today. We offer all but the first two (the common 1980 Grant Wood and Marian Anderson) medals in this series individually in this auction, and encourage you to consider these underrated and under appreciated U.S. Mint products. The number sold of this Mark Twain issue was only 116,371 pieces. Est. $1275.