US $20 gold coins found in French attic to see $1m at Bonhams


2015-06-26 13:09:16


US $20 gold coins found in French attic to see $1m at Bonhams

A cache of $20 US gold coins discovered in a French champagne house's attic will sell in June

Bonhams has announced that it will auction a newly discovered cache of US $20 gold coins as part of its June sale of Rare Coins and Medals in Los Angeles.

1933 Saint Gaudens Double Eagle $20The Saint Gaudens double eagle, issued 1907-1933, is one of America's most beautiful and valuable coins

The find occurred in February 2012, while a worker was remodelling a building at the Champagne Lanson Bonnet vineyard in France.Some 497 double eagles were discovered in all, dating from 1851 to 1928, with a combinedapproximate value of $1m.

All of the coins have been graded either Very Fine or Choice Mint State. While some coin collectors may be excited by the find, others will wait with bated breath to see how this influxwill affect the value of their own double eaglecollections.

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