Some of the most valuable coins and paper money will be displayed by the Smithsonian Institution at 2010 ANA National Money Show, March 25th through 27th, and the most famous of all is the 1849 Type I Double Eagle. This classic rarity is considered by most top numismatists to be the “world’s most valuable coin” and it is the featured coin of the Smithsonian’s National Numismatic Collection. However, since the industry has increased its support at the American Museum of History, the Smithsonian has generously provided wonderful exhibits at both the ANA’s World’s Fair of Money and the National Money Show over the past several years in an effort to increase its exposure and growth of what is known to many as the “Hobby of Kings.”
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The ANA Museum Showcase will make its debut and features the Smithsonian exhibit, which is dubbed, “Good as Gold: America’s Double Eagles.” It chronicles the story of the $20 gold coin, and includes other important Double Eagle rarities like a 1933 Saint-Gaudens Double Eagle which is the topic of much controversy due to its “illegal status” in private hands. The only exception to this is the “King Farouk” specimen which sold in 2001 for a whopping $7.59 million.
But these are just a few of the important rarities from the collection which will be on display. Referencing various exhibits to be on view at the convention, ANA Executive Director Larry Shepherd said, “This collection of rare, beautiful and historically-significant pieces is truly something special. It’s a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for many people to see these treasures in person.”
As part of the ongoing Monaco Rare Coins-sponsored exhibit of the “World’s Most Valuable Coins Tour,” we will be exhibiting a number of wonderful rarities, including the famed 1856-O Double Eagle which recently sold for $1.8 million. For more information on the convention, please contact your Monaco Account Representative.