That’s Not the Sultan of Swat
In 1915, Babe Ruth was setting the pace for the World Champion Boston Red Sox. That same year, this 1915-S Pan-Pac Gold Dollar was struck at the San Francisco Mint. Take a close look. Over the years, many thought it showed an image a baseball player in a cap, perhaps the Babe himself. Truth is, the image is meant to represent a worker on the Panama Canal. The commemorative was issued for the Panama Pacific Exposition in San Francisco in 1915, a World’s Fair organized to celebrate to opening on the Panama Canal. The Pan-Pac Gold Dollar was struck at the nearby San Francisco Mint and sold at the fair. The reverse shows a pair of Dolphins representing the meeting of the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans by means of the canal. Only 25,000 of these special gold dollars were minted, and 10,000 were later melted. Over the nearly 100 years since they were struck, most of the survivors were mishandled by their owners, and very few survive in Mint State-64 (MS64) condition. Now, you can secure this coveted coin graded by Professional Coin Grading Service (PCGS) and Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC). This coin is more than a commemorative, it’s a genuine piece of American history. Secure this one now – if not, you may regret it as much as the Red Sox did when they traded the Babe to the Yankees! Grading service varies.