Name That Person!

​Last week we asked who the pictured public servant was. The correct answer is William Marcy, Secretary of War. He received the first shipment of gold from the California Gold Rush and turned it over to be made into 1848 CAL quarter eagles.

​This Coins in Motion video shows an example of the 1848 CAL quarter eagle that was offered in a previous Stack’s Bowers Galleries Auction:


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