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The only one with that price tag is from 1933. They're valuable because they're exceptionally rare. They were all supposed to be confiscated by the US government and melted, and most met that fate. A handful were stolen or smuggled, and some are technically illegal to own privately.

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because 1933 double eagle coins are incredibly rare ixl

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What is the world's most expensive coin?

The most expensive coin in the world is the 1933 Double Eagle US $20 coin which sold for $7,900,000

What is the worlds most valuable coin?

The 1933 Double Eagle is the most valuable coin in the world. This coin was minted in 1933 but never issued because President Franklin D. Roosevelt took the country off the gold standard. A single example escaped destruction when it made its way into the collection of King Farouk of Egypt, was withdrawn from an auction of his possessions in 1954, and went underground for 40 years until it was seized from an English coin dealer in 1996. It was sold by the United States Government in an auction at Sotheby's New York on July 30, 2002, where it brought the record sum of $7,590,020. Another of one of the world's most valuable coins is the 1911 Canada silver dollar, it was a failed attempt to produce the first 1 dollar coin for Canada. only 3 were minted and 1 was made out of lead. this coin was one in the guiness book of world records for being the most valuable coin. a few years ago one sold at auction for $1,000,000

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