3 Shocking Stories Behind the World's Most Expensive Coins

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The stories behind some of the world's most expensive coins often involve fascinating tales of discovery, intrigue, and historical significance.  

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1. 1933 Double Eagle 

Originally intended for circulation, the U.S. Mint produced 445,500 Double Eagle coins in 1933, but most were ordered to be melted down when the United States abandoned the gold standard during the Great Depression. 

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2. Brasher Doubloon 

The Brasher Doubloon is one of the earliest gold coins struck in the United States. It was designed and minted by New York silversmith Ephraim Brasher in 1787. The coin features a unique "EB" hallmark on the eagle's breast, signifying Brasher's initials.  

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3. Flowing Hair Dollar 

Only 1,758 of these coins were minted, and they are highly sought after by collectors. In 2013, a rare example of the Flowing Hair Dollar was discovered in a vintage violin case purchased at a flea market in Ohio for just $2.50.  

From stolen coins recovered by law enforcement to valuable discoveries in flea markets, the world of numismatics is full of fascinating tales of adventure and intrigue. 

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