In the 1870s, several countries began advocating for the creation of a universal currency that could be used in international trade. The concept gained traction in 1879.
That year, John A. Casson, the U.S. ambassador to Austria-Hungary, offered a US $ 4 gold coin, which would mention its metallic content in the metric system to make it easier for Europeans to use. The proposed $ 4 currency would roughly equal the value of the Spanish 20-peseta, the Italian 20-lire, and the British sovereign.
Proponents of her case have been working to make the actual transcript of this statement available online.
Today, that $ 4 gold coin is venerablely known as Stella and there are stories surrounding this coin. How did it get its name? The Latin word for star is Stella, and on the reverse side of the coin is a five-pointed star.
This super-rarity is beyond the reach of most collectors. The demand for these iconic coins has exceeded the supply. On rare occasions these come to the fore for sale, usually from a time-honored, commemorative collection of historical U.S. coins. However, this pattern was not created for coinage. The story goes on.
Cassen’s idea aroused the interest of members of Congress and they approved the US Mint to create a $ 4 gold coin so that Congressmen could review it and consider the proposal.
বিপর Two contrasting designs were made for 4 gold pieces. Chief engraver Charles has repeatedly created a design that depicts a portrait of Liberty with long, flowing hair on the front, known today as the flowing hair type. George T. Morgan, the creator of the famous Morgan Silver Dollar, created curly hairstyles. $ 4 The opposite of Stella reveals the motto of DEO EST GLORIA, which is “God is glorious.”
This coin is scarce. It is estimated that only 425 flowing hair coins were made in 1879, with only 12 known coil hair types from 1879. In 1880, there were only 17 flowing hair types and 8 coiled hairs.
Although the search for an international currency has failed and none of the coins in this pattern have ever been a regular problem, collectors have coveted these famous and historic coins for generations and generations to come.
Even then, the demand for this amazing currency was high. Still, there were scandals. After a limited run was made, rumors spread around Stellaus. Although it was said that no collector of coins could get Stella from the U.S. Mint, the congressmen who received special orders apparently used them as gifts and probably even paid. These great works of the monetary industry were said to have been seen in special necklaces on the breasts of the top madams of Washington, whose brothels were said to have patronized the same congressmen.
These coins were produced just 100 years after America gained independence from England. Our country’s economy was booming and part of America’s historic Gilded era. John D. Wealthy industrialists and businessmen like Rockefeller, Andrew Carnegie, JP Morgan and Cornelius Vanderbilt built multilevel empires and made significant contributions to society through their philanthropy. $ 4 Stella is a historical gem of this exciting time in American history.
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