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Medal: US Gold Standard Corporation (For Integrity There Is No Substitute)  1980 to 1990
Medal: US Gold Standard Corporation (For Integrity There Is No Substitute) 1980 to 1990

In 1977, free-market visionary Conrad J. Braun, founded the Gold Standard Corporation. He minted his own precious metal coinage and sold them to the public. Inscriptions such as 'Sound Commercial Banking,' 'Denationalization of Money,' and 'Free Choice of Currencies' communicated Braun's vision of a world-wide, denominated currency backed by precious metal. You can find a thorough description of Braun and his corporation over at Chiefa Coins. When the price of gold and silver collapsed during the late 1980s, Braun made some unwise investments that ultimately did his company in.

GSC's products today trade at close to 'spot' values of gold and silver (see kitco.com for current spot price), so a 1/10 ounce gold GSC coin would sell near 0.1 times the price of gold. Today that would be about $120 US dollars.

It might be wise to purchase these items. I notice that highly regarded Ampex Corporation has several examples for sale at low premiums. These GSC pieces are relatively new, so the premiums above precious metal value is low. But as time goes on they could acquire significant collector value, over and above metal content.


Requester Jarrad has one of GSC's later products, the 'For Christ There Is No Substitute' proof set. The subject matter and rarity of this set adds several hundred dollars to its basic gold value.

Coin: 19385 , Genre: Medals
Requested by: Jarrad, Thu, 11-Jun-2015 06:53:52 GMT
Answered by: Paul, Thu, 11-Jun-2015 15:43:25 GMT
Requester description: Gold standard corporation proof set of 5 gold coins 1/20 1/10 1/4 1/2 1 oz. For christ there is no substitute
Tags: medal us usa gold corporation integrity substitute medallion medals medalion badge medaille medallions goldish golden goldenen christ proof set 5 1 20 10 4 2 oz setting sets

Comments

If i were to sell them do you know of a site or a place that i would get the best results ive had offers over the gold price and so far nobody can even show me a picture of my coins i have pictures or do you have an idea what i dhould ask for being they are one of a kind - Jarrad
Yo Jarrad -- I have not been able to find pictures either. If you can send nice pictures (front and back) I will feature them on this page. With pictures I should be able to estimate value and recommend selling options. They are not one of a kind, but they are rare. To send pics, please use the 'Contact' button at the top of the home page to start an e-mail exchange. - CoinQuest (Paul)

I was one of early buyers of Mr. Braun, wonderfully Minted coins. I even have the original brochure showing all his coins. I bought I oz coins that are still untouched. I think they are true rarities and I would not sell them at bullion prices.Gold Standard Corporation was a forefronter of US popular Eagle Series. Conrad Braun produced that series from 1979 to maybe 1986 aprox.The series ran in Silver,Gold and Platinum. - L.Lopez
These are really cool items. I agree with your assessment and would also not sell them simply for melt value, not to mention I'd want to keep them for myself anyway! That's great that you have some of them. - CoinQuest (Todd)

  

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