1933 Double Eagle – A Coin Shrouded in Mystery: Valued at over $30 million

As more than just a piece of metal, the 1933 Double Eagle coin represents a piece of America's past.  

an exquisite work of art, shrouded in mystery, which has captivated historians and collectors for generations.  

The fascinating and complex history of this wonderful piece, which has an estimated worth of more than $30 million, is just as fascinating as its stunning design.  

The Buffalo Nickel replaced the Liberty Head design in February 1913, but five Liberty Nickels from that year appeared unexpectedly.  

Genesis of a Legend

So, most of the 1933 Double Eagles were destined for melting as they were never circulated.  

The Great Gold Recall

The coin was issued an export authorization without the U.S. authorities knowing it was illegal. On realizing the mistake, attempts were made to recover.  

The King Farouk Connection

After the 1933 Double Eagle resurfaced, the U.S. government claimed possession while collectors and merchants disputed it.  

The Legal Battle

At a Sotheby's auction in June 2021, the 1933 Double Eagle coin sold for nearly $18.9 million, breaking records.  

The Record-Breaking Sale


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