The World's Most Valuable Gold Coin Lives Here at New-York Historical Society

Worth over $10 Million dollars and currently the world's most valuable coin, an ultra-rare 1933 Double Eagle gold coin sits inside the New-York Historical Society museum on the Upper West Side. Our friends at Untapped Cities recently published an article about the coin.

the Double Eagle in the collection is “one of the most famous and storied coins in the world.” At the commission of Theodore Roosevelt, the coin was designed by renown sculptor Augustus Saint-Gaudens, who also designed the interior of the Cornelius Vanderbilt II mansion. It shows Liberty, in the form of a woman, in front of the Capital building in Washington D.C. on one side, and an eagle flying on the other. The coin does not have two eagles, as the name might indicate, but rather, the “double” references the fact that it was worth two times the $10 coin when minted.

Check out the full article for more info on the rare coin.

Matt Coneybeare

Matt Coneybeare

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Matt enjoys exploring the City's food scene with his Wife and the outdoors with their dog. He is an avid marathon runner, and spends most of his time eating, running, and working on cool stuff.

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