U.S. Double Eagle gold coin sold for a record 18.9 million U.S. dollars
Sotheby’s also auctioned a 1 cent magenta stamp of British Guiana issued in 1856, which was auctioned at a price of 8.3 million U.S. dollars, making it the most valuable stamp in history.
A 1933 double eagle was the last gold coin in circulation in the United States. It was sold at Sotheby’s auction in New York on Tuesday for a record 18.9 million U.S. dollars, and the world’s rarest stamp was sold for 8.3 million U.S. dollars. The price of the transaction.
This coin was the only Double Eagle coin allowed to be privately owned in 1933. It is expected to be sold at auction for between 10 million and 15 million U.S. dollars, but the price is far more than that.
In a statement, Sotheby’s said: “The 1933 Double Eagles have a rich and fascinating history that encompasses most of American history and has been the center of conspiracy for more than 80 years.” statement.
The Double Eagle in 1933 had a face value of US$20 and was designed by the famous sculptor Augustus Saint-Gaudens at the request of the then US President Theodore Roosevelt.
On one side of the coin is free strides, and on the other side is the American eagle.
The coin was hit but was never released for use. After President Franklin Roosevelt drove the country out of the gold standard in order to free the United States from the devastating economy of the Great Depression, all 1933 double eagles were ordered to be destroyed.
Sotheby’s said that the two coins were sent to the Smithsonian Institution.
On Tuesday, American shoe designer and collector Stuart Weitzman (Stuart Weitzman) sold a privately owned 1933 Double Eagle coin.
Weitzman bought the coin in 2002 for a world record price of $7.6 million.
On Tuesday, Weitzman also auctioned off the British Guiana 1 cent magenta stamp issued in 1856 for $8.3 million. This price cemented the stamp as the most valuable stamp in history.
Sotheby’s said: “No stamp is rarer than the only surviving example of British Guiana’s one-cent magenta. It is a unique but unassuming penny issued in 1856 and has been hailed as the pinnacle of stamp collecting for more than a century. “
Due to the shortage of stamps by the British colonial rulers at that time, the stamp was the only surviving stamp in the series printed by South American countries.
Weitzman bought this precious stamp in 2014 for $9.5 million. In keeping with the tradition of the owner of the past, Weitzman left his mark: line drawings of stiletto shoes and his initials.
Sotheby’s stated that the buyers of the 1933 Double Eagle stamp and the British Guiana one-cent magenta stamp wanted to remain anonymous.
In addition, the 24-cent “Inverted Jenny” stamps issued for the first US airmail in 1918 were sold for $4.9 million, making them the most valuable US stamps.
The last time Inverted Jenny was auctioned for $2.9 million was 26 years ago, it had a unique typographical error and its biplane design seemed to be upside down.
Sotheby’s stated that the stamp was purchased by David Rubenstein, the co-founder of the private equity firm Carlyle Group.
Weitzman has been keen on collecting stamps and coins since he was a child. He stated that he will use the money from the auction of historic coins and stamps on Tuesday for his charities, including the Jewish Museum in Madrid, Spain.