'20 Dollar Double Eagle' Tribute 1/200 Ounce Fine Gold Coin
Windsor Mint presents an extraordinary masterpiece to honour the most expensive gold coin in the world. This limited-edition gold coin tribute from Niger, with intricately crafted embossing, is minted in solid gold (999/1000).
Having achieved an astonishing $7.59 million at auction in 2002, the 1933 Gold Double Eagle holds the title of being the most valuable gold coin in the world. Designed by Augustus Saint-Gaudens, it was minted in 1933 during the Great Depression. Although 445,000 were produced, the coins were never released into circulation as President Franklin D. Roosevelt made private ownership of gold hoards illegal.
Consequently, all the newly minted 1933 Gold Double Eagles were ordered to be melted down apart from two gold coins kept for official documentation. However, it is speculated that more avoided destruction - the exact number remains unknown. In 2005 a cache of 10 were discovered and seized by the Department of the Treasury of the United States Mint, they are currently being held in secure vaults at Fort Knox.
This 1/200 ounce fine gold coin '20 Dollar Double Eagle' tribute commemorates the world's most expensive gold coin in a spectacular format.
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