Gold Set to Break $1,800 Barrier On Endless QE Inflation Fears
Conquerors could not do a voyage on their own; they needed a crew. These men were nothing special but they were paid with some of the findings obtained from the expedition. The rest of the findings would go to the crown and to the conqueror.
Coin Reverse - Double Eagle. The most valued gold coin in the world: The famed 1933 Double Eagle $20 gold coin. One sold for $7.6 million at a Sotheby's auction in 2002 Double eagles were first struck in 1850, feature a flying eagle on one side and a figure representing liberty on the other.
When you are buying gold coins these are the things to look for: Type of coin - Eagle, Sovereign etc. Size of coin - These can vary also. Sometimes measured in value and sometimes in weight. Face Value - 1 dollar or five dollar or even 10 dollar (for US or Canadian coins) for example. Weight - Usually measured in troy ounces or part of an oz but grams have also become a popular weight measurement recently. Fineness - (999% fine) Amount of gold compared to other metals such as silver.
Double Eagle $20 US Coronet Liberty Head Type Gold Coin of 1900. Designed by James B Longacre, the $20 Liberty Head Double Eagle was produced from 1849 to 1907 with each coin containing just under a full ounce of gold. Coinage was authorized by the Act of March 3, 1849 and only one issue (a pattern) was made that year. That one 1849 specimen currently reside within the Smithsonian.