1861 Paquet Gold Double Eagle Replica Tribute

Item No.: 8201516

regularly $79.95

Now only $ 4.95
regularly $79.95

Now only $ 4.95
6% sales tax will be added to all PA orders
  • The $20 gold coin that sold for 2.5 million dollars
  • Faithful reproduction of one of only two existing specimens
  • Comes encased in our exclusive KeepSafe™ archival shell

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Product description
In 1861, a very talented young engraver named Anthony Paquet had redesigned the reverse of the Gold Double Eagle coin, creating one of the greatest rarities in American coin history. His version was similar to the original reverse design but with taller, more compact lettering and a narrower rim which caused problems in production. Shortly after the new Gold Double Eagles went to press, Mint officials decided to stop using the new dies and went back to the original reverse. All Gold Double Eagles minted with the Paquet reverse were recalled. Most were melted down, but two specimens were known to have been spared. The 1861 Paquet Gold Double Eagle has become a legend in the history of the U.S. Mint and American coinage. Over the past 150 years, the two surviving specimens have found their way into some of the most prestigious collections in history. In 2008, one of these incredibly rare and historic coins sold to a private collector for an astounding $2,500,000!
Limitation 9999 complete collections Material Cu, layered in 24k gold
Weight 32 g Measures Diameter: 40 mm
Quality Proof Issue Year 2013
Reverse Eagle Clutching Double Scroll Obverse Lady Liberty
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