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Beautiful, 31mm brass, 1964 coins mounted in a 2 3/8 inch by 3 1/4 inch presentation case with colorful, miniature, concert ticket graphics. Although minted in 1964, the coins are in near mint condition.
Gold 1964 Special ticket. The Beatles First Appearance Ed Sullivan Show Unused VIP Ticket dated February 9, 1964. An unnumbered orange ticket noted as "CBS Studio 50 Presents the Ed Sullivan Show, February 9, 1964, Admit One", specially printed to give to important guests and employees, and unlike the mail-order tickets usually sent out by request. The story goes that there were over 500,000 ticket requests for this very important broadcast, featuring the debut American appearance of the Beatles, for a theater that seated a little over 700.
February 16, 1964 ticket #635
1964 Beatles first USA visit with noted flag pose. Prior to their arrival in the United States, The Beatles were asked to take promotional shots for their debut on US soil. The flag that is featured in this photo was borrowed from the US embassy in Paris and was escorted by the United States military to the George V hotel where The Beatles posed for the iconic image. This photograph was also featured on the cover of Time Magazine.