Other Suggested Designs For The Golden Dollar

 

The mint received many design suggestions for the new golden dollar coin. There was a total of 80 obverse and 41 reverse designs received from 23 artist. Here are several of the rejected designs.


Ron Landis - Obverse Design

This is the obverse design suggested by Ron Landis (Gallery Mint Museum). After the mint selections were made, not wanting this beautiful design to go to waste, Mr. Landis utilized the design for the exhibitor's medal of the 1998 ANA convention held in Portland, Oregon. The original was hand engraved in brass. These 63.5mm medals are cast in pewter. There were 120 of these medals created.


SUGGESTED OBVERSE DESIGN BY
RON LANDIS (GALLERY MINT MUSEUM)


Ron Landis - Reverse Design


SUGGESTED REVERSE DESIGN BY
RON LANDIS (GALLERY MINT MUSEUM)


REVERSE DESIGN PROTOTYPE - USED ON
SEVERAL OF THE "ONE CONCEPT" PIECES

This reverse design by Ron Landis (Gallery Mint Museum) was one of the four finalist for the golden dollar. This design was used on several prototypes struck by the Gallery Mint Museum.


Daniel Carr - Reverse Design


DANIEL CARR'S REVERSE DESIGN
ONE OF THE SEVEN
REVERSE DESIGN FINALISTS


LINE DRAWING OF MR. CARR'S
REVERSE DESIGN AS IT APPEARED
ON THE MINT'S WEBSITE

This is one of several dollar designs created by Daniel Carr. This particular design was one of the seven reverse design finalist. Mr. Carr has submitted numerous coin designs to the Mint, with two of his 25 designs (New York & Rhode Island) being chosen. You can see and read about Mr. Carr's designs HERE, or on Mr. Carr's web site.

Gary A. Cooper - Reverse Design

This beautiful reverse design is the creation of Gary A. Cooper of Maine. Mr. Cooper had postcards made with his suggested design to give to interested parties in hopes of promoting his design. The reverse of this card explains the design as well as purpose of the card. There is also a suggested edge design on this card.


POSTCARD CREATED BY GARY A. COOPER
WITH HIS SUGGESTED REVERSE DESIGN
PHOTO COURTESY OF GARY A. COOPER


Royal Hawaiian Mint - Obverse Design


OBVERSE DESIGN SUGGESTED BY THE ROYAL HAWAIIAN MINT.
NOTE THE WORD "PATTERN" ON THE REVERSE.

This obverse design was suggested by the Royal Hawaiian Mint of Honolulu, Hawaii. The Royal Hawaiian Mint struck their proposed design on 39mm diameter, 1 troy ounce .999 silver planchets. The design was created by Bernard Von Nothaus. These pieces come with a Certificate of Authenticity signed by Mr. Von Nothaus stating that this design was "presented to the U. S. Treasury for consideration for the new Dollar design." Note the word "PATTERN" on the reverse. These were originally offered to the public for $25 each and the total mintage is believed to be 20.

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KNOWN SALES

1. March 24, 2013. An example sold on eBay for $1,540.00.
2. *February 2016. A piece sold privately for $1,900.00.
3. *March 2016. A piece sold privately for $2,000.00.
4. *March 2016. A piece sold privately for $2,200.00.

* These three pieces are different coins.

 

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