Containing .05 ounce of pure gold, the 50 Nevada Aurum Goldback Gold Note provides gold collectors with a fascinating opportunity to own a solid chunk of gold depicting an exciting scene in the history of Nevada. As readers likely know, Goldbacks are used in some parts of the United States as a unique form of currency separate from the US-backed legal tender.
The biggest advantage to this denomination of Aurums’s Nevada Goldback series is that it provides collectors with a non-trivial amount of gold.
While 1/20th ounce certainly isn’t enough to break the bank for most bullion enthusiasts, this bill packs quite a bit more pure gold than some of the smaller Goldback denominations we sell.
For investors who enjoy storing value in collectibles with sizable gold deposits, the 50 denomination is generally one of the better choices.
- 1/20th ounce of .999 pure gold.
- Depiction: Liberty depicted as Eve set against the backdrop of notable Nevada landmarks.
- Legitimate alternative currency in some parts of Nevada.
- Delivered in currency sleeve inside of a bubble mailer.
In a state so rich with excitement and freedom as Nevada, liberty is a value seemingly indispensable to the community’s character. From the breathtaking Sierra Nevada mountains to the mesmerizing lights of Las Vegas, everything about this frontier state invokes a deep sense of liberty and possibilities.
The artist behind this Nevada Goldback sought to emphasize this virtue of liberty with the unique design of the gold note.
Liberty is depicted as Eve, the biblical woman who exercised the ultimate expression of liberty by giving humankind the power of choice. She isn’t alone, though. The 50 Nevada Goldback Aurum Gold Note sets the beautiful Eve against a backdrop of imagery, including depictions of the Sierra Nevadas, as well as a Bristlecone Pine Tree. Eve strikes a pose similar to Aphrodite, the Greek goddess of beauty and love, as she is shown outside of Las Vegas’ Caesar’s Palace.
Although many bullion collectors are likely to cherish the standalone beauty and value in this particular edition of Aurum’s Nevada Goldback series, we should note that the piece’s real beauty comes from its place in the larger collection. When combined with the other denominations, which include the virtues fortitude, justice, wisdom, and charity, the Nevada series paints a brilliant and multifaceted picture of the majesty and resilience of Nevada.
However, some collectors nevertheless limit their collection to this single piece. It isn’t hard to understand why. The value of this gold note makes it great for collectors who want to increase their overall stock of gold, and the imagery of Eve invokes a strong sense of history, liberty, and beauty. There’s something to be said for the sacrifices Eve made for liberty; collectors can take pride in this depiction of her gift of agency to humanity.
Like all of the Goldbacks we sell, the Nevada 50 Aurum Gold Note stores value in a number of ways. Aside from its literal weight in actual gold, Goldbacks can be used as tender at several participating establishments in Nevada. But for some investors, the real value of this piece comes in its design, which comes to represent the liberty and agency so integral to the identity of Nevada as a state.