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TEN 1933 Double Eagles! 76 Million Dollars...

In August of 2006, the United States Mint recovered ten unauthorized 1933 Double Eagle coins from a private collector who had contacted the United States Mint to facilitate their surrender. Joan S. Langbord has claimed that she inherited the coins from her father, a suspect in the original theft, but is now planning a federal suit to recover the coins after her hopes of receiving monetary compensation from the federal government were not realized. Here is Jonathan Lerner with the US Mint display during the American Numismatic Association's World's Fair of Money in Denver, August 16 - 19. The King Farouk specimen of the 1933 Double Eagle sold at auction in 2002 for $7.6 million, making it the highest priced coin in the world.