The finest known Territorial gold coin, an 1854 Kellogg & Co. $20 graded PCGS SP-69, will make its way to Baltimore for the first time in more than 25 years.
The specimen will be on display as part of a public educational exhibit during the first four days of the American Numismatic Association?s World?s Fair of Money in Baltimore. The piece has not been in the city since it was sold by The Johns Hopkins University as part of the Garrett Collection.
?This is a homecoming,? said owner Steven L. Contursi, president of Rare Coin Wholesalers of Dana Point, Calif. ?It?s the first time it will be publicly showcased in Baltimore in 28 years.?
The historic gold coin will be displayed by Contursi in a specially constructed, five-foot tall wooden exhibit case that symbolically resembles the mid-19th century cabinets that housed the U.S. Mint?s coin collection.
The free convention will be held in Hall A of the Baltimore Convention Center, located at One West Pratt St. The Kellogg $20 will be displayed to the public at booth #232 from 10 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. July 30-Aug. 1, and from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Aug. 2.