One of the three known proof 1804 Eagles made on behalf of President Andrew Jackson and a rare 1804 Eagle silver pattern have been acquired by Legend Numismatics of Lincroft, New Jersey and sold to a Texas collector.
Both coins will be publicly displayed together for the first time at the upcoming American Numismatic Association World's Fair of Money convention in Boston, August 10 - 14, 2010.
An $18 million display of two rare Double Eagles accompanied by Boston-related early Americana will be one of the exhibit highlights in the Museum Showcase area at the American Numismatic Association World's Fair of Money convention in Boston, August 10 - 14, 2010.
The 1861 Philadelphia Mint "Paquet Reverse" gold $20, graded NGC MS67, was formerly in the famous Farouk and Norweb collections. Not known to exist until 2006, the gem proof 1921 Saint-Gaudens Double Eagle, graded NGC SP64, is insured for $8 million. Both rare coins will be displayed at the ANA World's Fair of Money in Boston courtesy of Brian Hendelson of Classic Coin Co. (Photos courtesy of Numismatic Guaranty Corporation.) - Click image to enlarge
The coins in this first-ever display are the finer each of the two known 1861 Philadelphia Mint "Paquet Reverse" gold $20, graded NGC MS67, and 1921 Proof Roman Finish Saint-Gaudens Double Eagle, graded NGC SP64. Insured for $8 million each, they are being provided for the ANA exhibit by Brian Hendelson, President of Classic Coin Co. of Bridgewater, New Jersey.