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2008 2.5 oz Proof Gold Humbert Commemorative Octagon Coins NGC Gem Proof

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Some of the greatest treasures in all of numismatics came out of California in the mid-19th century, created by the U.S. Assayer in San Francisco in 1851 and 1852. His name was Augustus Humbert, and the fifty-dollar octagonal ingots that bear his name are known for the artistry of their creation and the value of their pure California gold contents. The commemorative coins released in 2008 to pay tribute to Humbert’s numismatic legacy are valued collectibles in their own right, with exclusive limited mintages and minted using hand-engraved dies created by the famous modern artisan Ron Landis. Featuring a cameo Gem Proof finish certified by the Numismatic Guaranty Company (NGC), the 2008 2.5 oz Gold Proof Humbert Commemorative Octagon Coin is available for online purchase from Silver.com.

Coin Highlights:

  • Secured in a plastic container and bears a label confirming its NGC-certified Gem Proof grade!
  • Issued in 2008!
  • Exclusive original mintage!
  • Contains 2.5 Troy oz of .9999 Fine Gold.
  • Struck using dies hand-crafted by modern artisan Ron Landis.
  • Obverse field features an eagle.
  • Reverse field features a set of inscriptions.

The 2008 Gold Proof Humbert Commemorative Octagon Coin contains two-and-a-half Troy ounces of pure California gold and arrives in a tamper-proof plastic container with labeling to show its NGC-certified Gem Proof grade. It showcases a cameo effect with sharp raised details against mirror-like backgrounds, with a few hairline scratches being its only surface flaws.

The Numismatic Guaranty Company, or NGC, is one of the world’s most trusted third-party coin grading services. Leading the industry for nearly four decades, the Company’s experts have graded over 55 million coins, and their assessments of rare and valuable collectibles like this one are trusted by dealers everywhere. When you order your commemorative coin, you can be confident that its value will be universally recognized.

This coin’s obverse field features an eagle with its wings outstretched and a rock and shield behind it. It’s surrounded by the lettering “UNITED STATES OF AMERICA” and “PURE CAL. GOLD,” while at the octagonal rim appear “AUGUSTUS HUMBERT,” “UNITED STATES ASSAYER OF GOLD,” “CALIFORNIA,” and “1852.”

The reverse field bears the inscriptions “HUMBERT GOLD INGOT,” “COMMEMORATIVE 2008,” “PURE CALIFORNIA GOLD,” and “2.5 OZ TROY 999.9 FINE,” all set against an abstract geometric pattern.

Supplies are limited, so order early to add this beautiful commemorative gold coin to your collection. Call the team at Silver.com at 888-989-7223, send us an e-mail, or simply reach out and chat with us live online.

Additional information

Weight 2.50000 oz

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Year: 2008

Mint Mark: Not Shown

Purity: .9999

Condition: Gem Proof

Edge Design: Smooth

Packaging Type: Plastic Slab

Weight: 2.5 Troy Ounces

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