In January 1848, an American carpenter and sawmill operator named James W. Marshall struck gold in Coloma, CA, on a mill owned by John Sutter. News of Marshall's discovery spread quickly, and it wasn't long before Sutter's property was inundated with prospectors seeking their fortune. The result was the legendary "California Gold Rush," which saw more than 300,000 people from across the U.S. and overseas swarm the region over a seven-year period.
The Gold Rush had a profound impact on the U.S. economy. In 1849, Congress authorized the production of gold dollars and the so-called "double eagle," a $20 piece minted from 90% gold. Full-scale production of the double eagle began in 1950 and continued until 1907. A redesigned double eagle was issued from 1907 through 1933.
Created by James B. Longacre, the 1849 Liberty Head Gold Double Eagle featured a majestically posed eagle protected by an American shield and flanked by an ornate banner reading "E Pluribus Unum." The U.S. Mint produced only one of Longacre's creation to be presented as a pattern coin for future gold double eagles. That single existing specimen now resides in the Smithsonian Institution and is estimated to be worth $10 to $20 million. This historic coin serves as inspiration for our newest dollar trial.
American Mint Offers a Stunning Reproduction of the Original 1849 Double Eagle
Now you have the exclusive opportunity to own an extraordinary 14k gold trial of a new dollar coin featuring the exquisite eagle design found on the reverse of the very first $20 gold piece ever struck. Available exclusively from American Mint, this solid 14k gold trial is our artists' interpretation of what the next dollar coins would look like if they were to feature heraldic eaglesfrom classic U.S. coins of the past. This magnificent trial coin features the eagle from the first gold double eagle ever produced. Minted to the highest quality "Proof" standard, it comes in its ownprotective capsule to preserve it for future generations.
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The 1849 Double Eagle is a fitting representation of our ongoing commitment to offering high-quality collectibles - you will appreciate the remarkable craftsmanship and painstaking attention to detail that is faithful to the original piece. We know you'llbe thrilled to display it in your home, office, or place of business.
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