Tuesday, March 06, 2012

Sole Legal 1933 Double Eagle Goes to Ireland

Example of 1933 Double Eagle
A coin believed to be the most valuable in the world went on display amid tight security at the Irish Museum of Modern Art yesterday afternoon.

The 1933 $20 gold coin nicknamed the “double eagle” was designed in 1907 by Dublin-born sculptor Augustus Saint-Gaudens and is one of only 13 known to be in existence.

More than 445,000 were minted by the US in 1933 but none were officially circulated after the use of gold coins as legal tender was outlawed due to . . .

Read more at: The Irish Times

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