Skip to main content
Home first level seperator Sports & Leisure second level seperator Collecting & Memorabilia

The Original 1850 Double Eagle Gold Coin

This is the classic U.S. Liberty Head Double Eagle gold coin minted in 1850. Also known as the Coronet Double Eagle, the coin is composed of 90% pure gold that was mined during the California Gold Rush. This genuine twenty-dollar piece was designed by James B. Longacre, the fourth Chief Engraver of the United States Mint who also designed the Indian Head penny. The design was struck as a pattern coin in 1849 and first produced as official U.S. currency in 1850. In 1907, the coin’s design was replaced with the Saint-Gaudens Double Eagle and in 1933, all U.S. gold coins were recalled and melted to combat the hoarding of gold during the Great Depression. This surviving coin is preserved in nearly uncirculated condition with its original golden luster and sculpted details featuring the head of lady Liberty surrounded by 13 stars on the obverse and a Heraldic Eagle with "E Pluribus Unum" inscribed on the reverse. The coin comes with a certificate of authenticity and arrives in a wooden display case. Coin 1 1/3" diam; case 6 1/2" L x 6 1/2" W x 1 3/4" H. (20 oz.)

Lifetime Guarantee

The Original 1850 Double Eagle Gold Coin comes with The Hammacher Schlemmer Lifetime Guarantee. Items that we sell are guaranteed for their normal life under standard non-commercial use.

Should any product fail to meet your expectations, we will replace it or refund the cost of the item less shipping and service fees. Returns older than one year will be credited in form of a gift certificate.

Should you have any questions, we are available seven days a week (Monday - Friday 7:30 AM - 9 PM EST and Saturday - Sunday 7:30 AM - 8 PM EST) Please call 1-800-321-1484 to speak with a specialist or email us at to receive a response within 24 hours or less.

Item 13243

Additional Shipping Charges Apply

Shipping charges noted in parentheses apply in addition to our standard shipping & service charges on this item.

Item Ships via Truck

Shipped via truck and may require customer assistance upon delivery. You will be contacted to make an appointment for delivery. We're sorry, but gift wrap and gift cards are not available.

Canada Duty Free

This product is Duty Free to Canada

GST still applies and will be charged upon processing.

Price $10,000
We regret that this item is no longer available.

May we recommend:

The Original 1850 Double Eagle Gold Coin
Hover and click to magnify, click again to zoom.
The Original 1850 Double Eagle Gold Coin
The Original 1850 Double Eagle Gold Coin - Shown in box
The Original 1850 Double Eagle Gold Coin - Certificate of authenticity