The 1933 Gold Double Eagle is one of the most extremely rare gold coin designed by Augustus Saint-Gaudens.
The rarity of this particular specimen is derived from the fact that while over 400,000 copies of this coin were minted in 1933, none of them ever made it into regular circulation.
While the vast majority of these coins were melted down, a small number of coins survived, helping to make this particular mintage significantly rare and valuable.
High-end shoe designer Stuart Weitzman held an auction at Sotheby's for the "Three Treasures," three priceless objects.
The 1933 "Double Eagle," which sold for an astounding $18.9 million to become the most valuable coin ever, stole the show among the three coins.
The gold $20 coin was purchased by Weitzman for $7.59 million in 2002; its estimated resale value was between $10 and $15 million.