One of the most sought after gold coins in the history of coin collecting and investing is the 1933 Gold Double Eagle coin.
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This beautiful gold coin was last issued in 1933. Minted from the California Gold Rush to the early 1930s, the Double Eagles ceased production in the United States under the direction of President Franklin D. Roosevelt and the Gold Reserve Act of 1934, which made it illegal for private individuals to possess gold coins for use in general circulation.
The exception to the rule was for those who collected coins. The Gold Reserve Act served to severely limit the use of gold coins as legal tender in the United States in order to help boost the economy, recovering from years of depression.
The gold coin, affectionately nicknamed the "Double Eagle" was minted in Philadelphia and bears the majestic eagle on one side, and Lady liberty on the other. Eagle coins were first minted in 1795 in denominations. gold pieces were struck in 1850.
In 1933, nearly 500,000 Double Eagle gold pieces were minted, but the majority of these gold eagles were never used. Unfortunately, massive numbers of them were destroyed. Two excellent specimens may be seen at the Smithsonian Institute. Gold double eagle coins are extremely rare, and much coveted by collectors and investors not only in the United States but also around the world.
Today, the value of a gold Double Eagle piece may exceed ,000. Containing .9675 pure gold, the 1933 gold Double Eagle coins are an American favorite. Weighing in at just over an ounce, the Gold Double Eagle is not only an exceptional coin, but one surrounded by history and grandeur.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is the worth of a 1889 Silver Dollar?
It displays Lady Liberty on it. It has no scratches, and it is in great condition. Does any one recalled the coin Two-Face wielded in Batman: Dark Knight. Ever since I saw that film, I wanted a coin like that. As faith turns out, my brother gave me his Silver Dollar before he headed off to college. (One his boss at work gave him, the other his friend gave him.) It turns out the coin Two-Face had was a 1922 model. Mines is a century older than that one. So what is its worth?
Value for my Silver Dollar Coin Collection.?
I came into possession of a group of old silver dollar coins and was wondering if I could get a rough idea of what they are worth. I think they are real because many of them are a bit worn as if they are old and they seem to all be about the same weight and are heavy enough to seem authentic. Following is the descriptions:
2 1799 Coins:
Front- Flowing hair Bust on one side with 8 stars on the left and 7 stars on the right.
Back- Eagle behind a shield w/ "E. Pluribus Unum" banner across its neck, 13 stars above its head and "United States of America" around it; also holding arrows and plant in its claws
1 1871 and 1 1872 Coin (both have same designs):
Front- Person sitting down on a globe that says "Liberty" on it with 13 stars around it. He/She looks like they have a hat on and they're holding something and there's like a flag behind them.
Back- "United States of America" on top, Inside a wreath "Trade Dollar, 420 grains, 900 fine" At bottom of wreath, "In God we Trust" banner.
2 1873 Coins:
Front- A lady is sitting on a globe that says "Liberty on it and is holding something with plants in front of and behind her and 13 stars around it.
Back- "United States of America" on top with "E. Pluribus Unum" underneath it in small letters, an Eagle that looks like its starting to take off in the middle with arrows and plants in its claws, "In God we Trust" under the eagle in a banner in small print, "420 Grains, 900 Fine" under that, "Trade Dollar" under that, 1 star on each side
1 1882 Coin:
Front- Lady sitting holding a plant in an outstretched hand and a banner that says "Liberty" in other hand, with plants behind her "In God we Trust" under her and 13 stars around her.
Back- "United States of America" on top with "E. Pluribus Unum" underneath it in small letters, an Eagle standing in the middle with arrows and plants in its claws, "420 Grains, 900 Fine" under that, a small CC under that, "Trade Dollar" under that
2 1894 Coins & 1 1898 Coin (both have same designs):
Front- "E. Pluribus Unum" on top, Large Head in the middle with "Liberty" and wreath in hair, 7 stars on left, 6 stars on right
Back- "United States of America" wrapped around sides/top, "In God we Trust" under that, Standing Eagle with arrows and plants in claws in middle, Wreath under that around it, Small "CC" under that, "One Dollar" under that, 1 star on each side.
1 1906 Coin:
Front- "Liberty" on top/right side, Statue of Liberty in the middle with building on lower left, "Ellis Island, Gateway to America" to left of statue above building, "In God We Trust" and "P" to the lower right of statue under "Liberty"
Back- "United States of America" on top, hand and torch with beams coming off of it under that, "Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses, yearning to breathe free" around/under that, "E. Pluribus Unum" under that, "One Dollar" under that
1 1922 Coin:
Front- "Liberty" on top, Large head in the middle with Spiky crown on, "In God we Trvst" under/around that
Back- "United States of America" on top, "E. Pluribus Unum" under that, Eagle standing on a rock in the middle with plant in claws, sunbeams coming up from bottom right, "One Dollar" around eagle, "Peace" on bottom within rock
1 Undated Coin:
Front- Large Head in the middle with "Liberty" and wreath in hair (looks like head on 1894/98 Coins but a little smaller), 9 stars on left, 12 stars on right
Back- "One Troy Ounce" on top, 1 star uner that, a banner under that, no words on it but possibly worn out, a scale under that, it looks like 311 Grams under that but its a bit worn out, "999 Fine Silver" under that, Wreath on outside between "One Troy Ounce" and "999 Fine Silver", the rest is within a circle
That is all of them, some of them are worn out a bit, but some of them are in better condition as well. Any help as to the value or estimated approximate value of these coins, (ranges are ok too) would be helpful. Thanks!!!
Off the top i would say they are all counterfeits or fantasy coins from China. 1799 dollars are scarce and have lettered edges not reeded ones. The trade dollar did not show up to 1873 so the 1871 & 1872 coins with the trade dollar reverse are items that never existed. There is also no 1882-CC trade dollar. So I would say the whole group came from China and are fakes or coins that never were made so are called fantasy coins. With most of the coins questionable the whole lot is questionable, even though a 1922 Peace dollar exists but is worth only silver content. No dollar coins were minted in 1906. The coins also are not silver or has little in them. The weight of the trade dollars are 26.73 grams. Take them to a couple of coin dealers and they should back up my claims here.