Rare Coin Investments is one of the largest gold and rare
coin dealers specializing in Gold Double Eagles, all type
of Gold Coins, Rare Coins and Silver Dollars.
Double Eagles - This largest denomination
of all regular United States issues was authorized to be coined
by the Act of March 3, 1849. Its weight was 516 grains, .900
fine. The 1849 double eagle is a unique pattern and reposes
in the Smithsonian. The 1861 reverse design by Anthony C.
Paquet was withdrawn soon after being struck. Very few pieces
Designer James B. Longacre; weight 33.436 grams; composition
.900 gold, . 100 copper (net weight: .96750 oz. pure gold}:
diameter 34 mm; reeded edge; mints: Philadelphia, Carson City,
Denver, New Orleans, San Francisco.