LAS VEGAS (AP) – The world of coin trading has a new gold standard. The $ 1,822 famous 1822 half-eagle’s famous 1822 half-eagle, the only known particle in the hand, sold for $ 8.4 million at an auction in Las Vegas, experts said.
Edward S., based in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Douglas Madd, director and curator of the Rochette Money Museum, confirmed that the coin was one in three of its kind, with Thursday’s auction being the highest for a US gold coin issued by the US Mint. ,
The most expensive US coin ever sold for $ 10 million was the 1794 US Flowing Hair Silver Dollar, said to have been minted for the first time in the fledgling United States.
The half-eagle’s $ 5 coin came from the D. Brent Pogue collection, and the buyer wished to remain anonymous, said Arrod Holland, spokesman for the Las Vegas public auction organizer Stack’s Bowers Galleries. He provided the video of the coin.
Brett Charville, chairman of the Professional Coin Appraisal Service in Santa Ana, California, said the coin was valued at AU50 or more.
Holland says the Smithsonian Institution’s National Numismatic Collection permanently stores two other pieces of 1822 half-eagle $ 5 gold.
The Half Eagle was acquired by the collector in 1899, sold in 1945, and Pog acquired in 1982.
The price exceeded the $ 7.6 million paid in 2002. For a double eagle, according to the US Mint.
This story corrects the notion that the auction in Las Vegas was public, the previous high price paid in 1933. For a $ 5 double piece of double eagle gold, it was $ 7.6 million in 2002.