When gold was king, a Panama-Pacific $50 was the king-sized gold.
The highest denomination gold coin struck by the United States Mint in 1915 during the heyday of the gold standard was this commemorative coin containing nearly 2.5 troy ounces of the precious metal.
Add a mintage of fewer than 500 pieces and collectors will be vying to buy it in an online auction conducted by www.GreatCollections.com.
“A bid was already received on the round $50 piece, graded PCGS MS-63 CAC at $72,500, said Ian Russell, president of the firm.
Bidding is open now through March 18. To register or view more information about this or other certified coins, please visit www.greatcollections.com, or telephone 1.800.44.COINS.