Why add this 1/2 gram gold 2023 California Gold Rush 175th Anniversary proof coin to your collection of precious metal treasures?
This sensational gold proof coin issued by Barbados is an homage to the 175th Anniversary of the historic California Gold Rush. On January 24, 1848, gold was first discovered by sawmill operator James W. Marshall at Sutter’s Mill in Coloma, California. News of the exciting discovery launched a massive migration of approximately 100,000 prospectors from around the globe to the region in search of the highly sought after precious metal.
- This 2023 California Gold Rush 175th Anniversary coin contains 1/2 gram of .9999 fine gold.
- The coin is minted with a superior quality proof finish, featuring exquisitely frosted design elements contrasted against lustrous mirrored backgrounds.
- The coin measures 11 mm in diameter.
- The coin is issued as legal tender of Barbados, with a face value of ten dollars.
Stunning Tribute to the California Gold Rush
Obverse: The coat of arms of Barbados is centered on the obverse. The issuing nation, “BARBADOS,” is boldly inscribed above, while the inscriptions “0.5 G,” “10 DOLLARS” and “AU 999.9” curve beneath the emblem.
Reverse: The reverse illustrates a scene which was common throughout the mountainous regions of California during the Gold Rush, depicting a trio of prospectors crouched beside a stream. The gentleman in the center is actively shaking a shallow mining pan, while the three men are intently focused on its contents, hoping for a glimpse of a shimmering gold nugget. Inscriptions include “175 YEARS CALIFORNIAN GOLD RUSH” curving above, and the date of issue “2023” in the stream below.
Gorgeously Minted Gold Proof Coin
This 2023 Barbados 1/2 gram gold proof California Gold Rush 175th Anniversary coin is available from ModernCoinMart in ungraded condition. Expect the coin to be magnificently minted, featuring a remarkably sharp strike, beautifully finished frosted and mirrored proof surfaces, and spectacular eye appeal. The $10 denomination gold coin will arrive encased in a protective flip-style sleeve.