Struck in 1787, the gold "doubloons" by
Ephraim Brasher are among the rarest and most desirable of all
United States coins - in fact, a long-standing record is the
$725,000 realized by an example in 1979 (at the time, the highest
price ever achieved at public auction by a United
Brasher was also responsible for a unique Half
Doubloon, he was involved with the New York "Excelsior"
Coppers, the Nova Eboracs, and his hallmark appears on a number of
foreign gold coins that circulated during his tenure in business.
The following is a complete roster of the seven
known "Doubloons" (click on any of the active links for complete
The following six coins
all have the "EB" hallmark punched over the eagle's wing:
Numismatic Collection specimen (pictured above)
Numismatic Society specimen
The following coin has the "EB" hallmark punched over the
shield on the eagle's breast:
Doubloon" of the same design type, but on a smaller planchet, is currently unique!
Numismatic Collection specimen