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Illegal Tender: Gold, Greed, & the Mystery of the Lost 1933 Double Eagle
Illegal Tender: Gold, Greed, & the Mystery of the Lost 1933 Double Eagle
Our Price: $26.00
Year: 2004
Pages: 363
Binding Hardcover
ISBN 743245741

Product Code: 142235749X

David Tripp (au). The most valuable ounce of gold in the world is the infamous 1933 double eagle coin. This book tells the entire true story. In 1905, the Pres. commissioned Amerís. greatest sculptor, August Saint-Gaudens, to create the coin. In 1933, Pres. Franklin D. Roosevelt recalled all gold & banned its private ownership. But the U.S. Mint continued, legally, to strike nearly a half million 1933 double eagles that were illegal to own. In 1937, they were melted down, but a few were purloined. All the coins were seized & destroyed but one. In 1996, two coin dealers were arrested with a 1933 double eagle which was sold to an anonymous buyer for $7 million. But was it the lost one? This book will keep readers guessing about this incomparable coin until the very end. Illus.

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