1933 double eagle
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The 1933 double eagle (United States 20-dollar gold coin) is a coin which currently holds the record for the highest price paid at auction for a single U.S. coin. It was purchased for US$7.59 million. 445,500 specimens of this Saint-Gaudens Double Eagle were minted in 1933, the last year of production for the Double Eagle, but no specimens ever officially circulated and nearly all were melted down, due to the discontinuance of the domestic gold standard in 1933.
The Double Eagle : the history of the $20 United States Gold Coin 1849-1933
americanhistory.si.edu/.../doubleea.htm - Web
United States Mint: The Story of the 1933 Gold Double Eagle (original link, no longer valid)
www.usmint.gov/auction/index.cfm?flash=yes&action=theStory - Web
United States Mint: The Story of the 1933 Gold Double Eagle (archived version on archive.org)
web.archive.org/.../index.cfm?flash=yes&action=theStory - Web
Press Release US Mint: United States Mint Recovers 10 Famed Double Eagles
www.usmint.com/.../index.cfm?flash=no&action=press_release&ID=607&formSearchString=eagles&formBool=AND&formYear=ALL&group=1 - Web
BBC news report
www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-17229794 - Web