Double Eagle

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Double Eagle

A gold coin minted in the United States between 1849 and 1933. It was worth $20.
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Because of this the Double Eagle was dubbed 'The Coin That Never Was.
Their attention had been drawn to the problem by an American newspaper reporter who asked the Treasury about a Double Eagle advertised as being for sale in a forthcoming auction.
The Double Eagle being sold in New York is believed to have belonged to the former Egyptian ruler King Farouk.
In 1944 he bought a Double Eagle quite legally from a coin dealer in the US and applied for the necessary export licence to Egypt.
Farouk got his Double Eagle to Egypt and despite all attempts by the Americans to retrieve it, he rebuffed their claims.