1933 US St. Gaudens 20 Dollar coin SUPERB proof-like copy $A40
This was in the juicy cartons of coin related Estate stuff I am sorting through, and offering here daily when I get time.
This buyer had a stack of fine gold, boxed proof coins, so he certainly spent very serious money on coins.
This to me at first glance appeared to be a superb proof coin. In a hard perspex holder.
There have always been a few laughable, roughly cast pressed lead repros sold for $20-$30 etc, but they look nothing remotely like highly polished mirror proof strikes. THIS one does. Superb fine detail etc.
Correct diameter even - a large 39mm. These pix I took do not do any Justice to it at all. STUNNING item in the flesh.
Seems like proof quality jobbies like this sell for about $A250 in the USA -
On reverse, mine has serial number QTO878, so was likely some kind of expensive Limited Edition. Annoyingly the paperwork was not in his cartons. It may even be gold plated silver bullion - have no idea sadly, but I'd be pretty sure on that.
This is a replica of a famous USA St. Gaudens $20 gold double eagle, or $20 piece. For genuine coins, not replicas, more than 400,000 were struck. However, all except 13 coins dated 1933 were melted, and of those 13, only one has been on the market.
In fact, Congress has ruled that it is illegal to own a 1933-dated gold piece since President Roosevelt signed an order that it was illegal to own gold that year.
The only genuine one as we all know sold this year for about $US20 MILLION this year along with the British Guiana etc.
A $US20 Million coin for $A40! A truly GORGEOUS looking thing, it really is, and whatever it cost originally I have no idea, but it will pay for Pizzas tonight!
$A40 plus $A3 Global Post
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