On March 18, the final matchup in the Clash of the Coins will be decided on the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta’s website. The final match, representing a clash between the categories of Symbols and Economic Role, respectively, is between a Liberty Head V nickel with No Cents and a Dahlonega Mint gold half eagle. Both of the top two coins are major issues from the 19th century, one having been designed by the notable sixth Chief Engraver of the U.S. Mint, Charles E. Barber, and the other is one of the treasures resulting from the Dahlonega Mint and the lesser-known Georgia Gold Rush it is associated with.
Before its final matchup with the Dahlonega Mint gold half eagle for top coin, the Liberty Head V nickel beat out the top selection in the Artistry category, the Saint-Gaudens $20 gold double eagle. It rose to the top after its initial climb through the Symbols category, besting the Standing Liberty quarter, and subsequently, the Fugio cent.
The Dahlonega Mint gold half eagle came up against the top coin in the History category, the Susan B. Anthony dollar, which it bested, before it moved onto the final matchup against the Liberty Head V nickel. Hailing from the Economic Role category, the Dahlonega Mint gold half eagle won its first victory after going up against the Templeton Reid $2.50 gold coin, and its second after defeating the half disme.
For more information about the various coins that competed In the Clash of the Coins, or to vote in the final matchup, visit the website of the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta.