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1933 Double Eagle Is Going Up For Auction!

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 Posted 03/11/2021  01:35 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add newguy22 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
@kbbpll That's insane! I feel any modern marking done on a historic item will always detract its value, intentional and unintentional. Imagine if coin collectors carved their initials on the most valuable coins they owned!
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 Posted 03/11/2021  01:55 am  Show Profile   Check Pacificoin's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add Pacificoin to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
$12.75 Million is my top bid for the 1933 .........in my dreams !
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 Posted 03/11/2021  07:57 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add nickelsearcher to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Amazing auction for three amazing items.
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 Posted 03/11/2021  09:02 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add kanga to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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So, @kanga, you will buy your 1933 double eagle when the prices drops? How low would it need to go?

No way will I ever have a 1933 Double Eagle because:
1. I don't collect Double Eagles (except for my Registry Set).
2. I couldn't afford one even if all the existing ones were released to the public and the price came down.
Describe it as if there were no picture.
Picture it as if there were no description.
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 Posted 03/11/2021  2:55 pm  Show Profile   Check westcoin's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add westcoin to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I'm not really into the 1933 Double Eagle because it's not that attractive of a coin beyond the design itself. This particular coin is fairly mundane and almost plain as Saints go. Now a nice high relief 1907? Yes please.

Those of you that have seen this coin will know what I'm talking about. I'd put the grade at or around MS64 tops. Other than that rare date. it's just not that spectacular of a coin. But no denying the history and mystic behind it.

Auction Lot with photos and lengthy description as well as reference list from Sothebys/Stack's sale on July 20, 2002:

https://auctions.stacksbowers.com/l...double-eagle

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 Posted 03/11/2021  11:47 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Greasy Fingers to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
no time to read all links (note to self)
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 Posted 06/10/2021  6:22 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add NumisEd to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Wow, $18.9 Million!
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 Posted 06/10/2021  6:45 pm  Show Profile   Check westcoin's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add westcoin to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
The total for all 3 items:

1933 St. Gaudens Double Eagle $18,872,250.00
Block of four "Inverted" Jenny misprint Stamps with plate number $4,860,000.00
The Unique British Guiana 1856 One-Cent Black on Magenta Surface-Colored Paper $8,307,000.00

Total on all three lots was $$32,039,250.00

I didn't guess too far off at around $30 million total on all three. Still crazy prices, proving those with money, have lots of it to spend.
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 Posted 06/10/2021  9:41 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Conder101 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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Imagine if coin collectors carved their initials on the most valuable coins they owned!

Some of the major large cent collector used to use paint or ink on the edge of the coin to indicate ownership, A lettered edge cent with the H and final D filled with yellow was an indication of ownership by Homer Downing. Collectors of colonials and Conder tokens used to write the attribution or acquisition number on the field of the coin in India ink. I still have a few pieces in my collection that have these markings. I also have a couple where the ink was removed but the numbers are still visible due to the difference in toning.

Then there is the Dexter specimen of the 1804 dollar where the owner counterstamped a D into one of the clouds on the reverse.
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 Posted 06/11/2021  01:20 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add macmercury to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Only if I have 300 million $!

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 Posted 06/11/2021  01:38 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add newguy22 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
@Conder101 would you care to share a photo of one such large cent from your collection? Very cool by the way!
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 Posted 06/12/2021  11:29 am  Show Profile   Check westcoin's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add westcoin to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I found a few of these recently in my searches here is an excellent example of old pedigree information and cataloging via ink on an old ex-Miller attributed 1786 Connecticut cent, ex-Taylor, (I just purchased a copy of the Taylor catalog and am now looking for a copy (reasonably priced) of the photo plates that were issued.

https://auctions.stacksbowers.com/l...ad-vg-8-PCGS

The Homer Downing coins are probably the most well known and the neatest pedigree with inked ID coins. Homer inked in the H & D on the edge with yellow ink for his initials. Chuck Heck had a coin in his collection he shared with the NBS group in an old e-sylum interview:

https://www.coinbooks.org/v20/esylu...0n01a19.html

When Chuck sold his collection that contained a number of inked Hayes & Downing coins and the Goldberg catalog had fabulous photos unfortunately not a single photo of any of the inked edges, though the coins with them were so mentioned in the descriptions.

I too would love to see any examples Condor101 has in his own collection, such an interesting way to pedigree a coin in a fairly non destructive way back then, I know it was and is still fairly common in the ancient collector side.
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