Museums & Attractions

Brasher Doubloon

When: April 3-July 31 2015

Experts, when talking about the 1787 Brasher Doubloon, use words like "incredible," "total miracle" and "genuine rarity." This coin, one of only seven worldwide, is the first gold coin minted for the newborn U.S. As of now, the best specimen of those seven remaining is on display at the ANA Edward C. Rochette Money Museum (818 N. Cascade Ave., money.org). On loan from Monaco Rare Coins in California, the doubloon is insured for $10 million, but more than anything, it amazes those in the biz for sticking around this long, given its age, make and historical value. (Now add the words "complete mystery.") Tickets are $4 to $5, or free for ANA members. — Edie Adelstein

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