An unbelievable 4 in diameter (100 mm). Brilliant replica of Saint-Gaudens' masterpiece "Walking Liberty". Cu, layered in 24k gold.
In 1933, with America caught in the grip of the Great Depression, President Franklin Roosevelt signed an Executive Order declaring private ownership of gold illegal. Gold Double Eagles minted in 1933 and melted them down into plain gold bars, but a small handful of these coins escaped this fate.
Two were sent to Smithsonian, while some were secreted away by a Mint employee. One by one, federal agents were able to locate - and confiscate - most of the coins.
However, one resurfaced in 1944 as part of an Egyptian king's coin collection, and political considerations prevented the Secret Service from claiming it. After the king's death, the coin ended up in America's possession where it was stored at the World Trade Center, only to be moved just days before the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. The item "JUMBO 1933 GOLD DOUBLE EAGLE COIN PROOF LUCKY MONEY VALUE $199.99" is in sale since Friday, February 10, 2017.This item is in the category "Coins & Paper Money\Exonumia\Fantasy Issue Coins".2013" and is located in Brooklyn, New York. This item can be shipped worldwide.