History: From 1980 until 1984 the U. Mint produced the American Arts Commemorative Medallions to compete with other gold bullion coins around the world.
These were the first gold coins minted by the US since 1933 when FDR took the dollar off the gold standard and banned ownership of gold. The medallions portray notable American artists such as John Steinbeck, Mark Twain, and Grant Wood. Due to poor marketing and unpopular demand, the U. Treasury failed to sell the series and production came to a halt in 1984, thus making this series very scarce.Please refer to pics for cosmetic condition. Please send me a message if you have any questions at all or if you need any additional pics. This coin has NEVER been handled and shows no wear marks. It has been in a safe for the life of ownership The only thing showing wear is the back of the presentation box (shown in pics). The item "1981 MARK TWAIN COMMEMORATIVE MEDAL AMERICAN ARTS 1 OZ GOLD COIN" is in sale since Thursday, December 10, 2020.
This item is in the category "Coins & Paper Money\Bullion\Gold\Coins". The seller is "zorybugg" and is located in Monroe, New York. This item can be shipped to United States.