Tag: 1933 double eagle

  • 1933 double eagle gold coin.

    Reading Time: 15 minutes The 1933 double eagle (United States 20-dollar gold coin) currently holds the record for highest price paid at auction for a single U.S. coin when it was purchased for US$18.9 million. 445,500 specimens of this Saint-Gaudens Double Eagle were minted in 1933, the last year of production for the Double Eagle,…

  • What is the rarest $20 dollar gold coin?

    Reading Time: 4 minutes With 10 double Eagle that has surfaced, the 1933 $20 St. Gaudens gold coins is no anymore the rarest Double Eagle coin, and the list should begin by 1927-D. Coins from 1920-S, 1921, and 1930-S are also notably scarce. In the next tier of rarity, you’ll find the 1907 high relief…

  • 1933 gold double eagle replica.

    Reading Time: 4 minutes Replicas of the 1933 Gold Double Eagle do exist; however, it is imperative to emphasize that possessing or trading these replicas as authentic coins may result in legal repercussions. The original 1933 Double Eagles are deemed as U.S. government property. While the U.S. Mint has crafted authorized replicas for collectors, these…

  • Israel “Izzy” Switt

    Reading Time: 6 minutes Israel “Izzy” Switt, despite unflattering portrayals linked to the investigation of the 1933 Double Eagle, was cherished by his family as a benevolent father and grandfather. Known for his generosity, he dedicated both wealth and time to Philadelphia Hospital and the city’s Home for the Jewish Aged. His family fondly recalled…

  • The 1933 Double Eagle seizure Challenging the Notion of “Monetization”.

    Reading Time: 5 minutes Introduction: The saga surrounding the 1933 double eagles, often hailed as one of the most intriguing chapters in numismatic history, has left enthusiasts and experts questioning the legitimacy of the government’s claims. This article delves into the complexities of the alleged “theft” of these iconic coins, challenging the government’s narrative and…

  • How a Coin Defied the Law: The Tale of the 1933 Double Eagle

    Reading Time: 5 minutes They shouldn’t have been made in the first place. The 1933 Double Eagles, nearly a half a million, were struck after President Franklin Roosevelt started to wean America off the Gold Standard, and after he had ordered the recall of all gold coins.  But even though they were struck they were…