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A series of exhibitions at the World’s Fair of Money in Boston, Massachusetts will include a number of rare gold coins. The event which takes place in August and is organised by the American Numismatic Association (ANA) will feature a complete set of 1874 Bickford patterns that were struck at the Philadelphia Mint.

Meanwhile, the Smithsonian Institution’s Good as Gold: America’s Double Eagles exhibition will describe the history of the $20 gold coin, which is the largest gold piece to circulate in the US, by displaying the first and last double eagles ever produced along with a 1907 Saint-Gaudens ultra high relief pattern.

The American Numismatic Association’s executive director Larry Shepherd said the inclusion of these items in the World’s Fair of Money “provides an exciting and informative experience to visitors by displaying spectacular numismatic objects in an entertaining and educational way”.

The organisation recently announced that the Ship of Gold exhibition featuring gold bars and other objects retrieved from the wreck of the SS Central America will also be included in the Boston event.

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