Morton And Eden To Offer 1859 United States Proof Set On Behalf Of The Royal Mint Museum Specialist London auctioneers Morton and Eden announce the sale of important United States Proof coins which have remained in the possession of the Royal Mint Museum since their acquisition in 1859.
led to his appointment by the United States Congress as the nation’s representative to British Commission on Decimal Coinage in 1857. Alexander’s central precept was to establish parity between the British sovereign and American $5 half eagle, with the other denominations being valued proportionately in an established and constant gold/silver ratio. Although unsuccessful in their day his proposals pointed the way forwards, and future deliberations would culminate in the production of the well-known $4 Stella patterns, struck in the United States a quarter of a century later.
About Morton & Eden Ltd
Morton & Eden are specialist auctioneers of Collectors’ Coins of all periods and types, War Medals, Orders and Decorations, Historical Medals and Banknotes. The company was founded in 2001 by James Morton and Tom Eden, who were both directors of the Coins and Medals Department at Sotheby’s, with whom the company maintains a close association.