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Week of August 1st, 2006
 
United States Mint to Display Ten 1933 Double Eagles at World’s Fair of Money For First Time, Public Will See Recently Recovered Fabled Gold Pieces in Denver August 16.
Coin collectors, history buffs and those who are simply curious will get a golden opportunity to see the 10 recently recovered 1933 Double Eagles at the American Numismatic Association’s World’s Fair of Money® in Denver August 16-19.
The United States Mint has secured these national treasures at Fort Knox until now. This will mark the first time the United States Mint will put the historic artifacts on display for their owners: the American people. The four-day event is open to the public and admission is free.
The 10 gold pieces were illegally removed from the United States Mint at Philadelphia more than 70 years ago. After United States Mint officials enlisted the assistance of the Secret Service and the Department of Justice, the Secret Service recovered the 10 Double Eagles in Philadelphia for the United States Mint in late 2004. The gold pieces were authenticated last year as genuine 1933 Double Eagles.
One 1933 Double Eagle surfaced in 1996 and was recovered by the Secret Service. Following a legal settlement, that gold piece was returned to the United States Mint and was subsequently issued and auctioned in New York City to an anonymous buyer for $7.5 million on July 30, 2002. The United States Department of the Treasury has said that it does not intend to monetize, issue or auction the 10 recently recovered 1933 Double Eagles.
United States Mint Acting Director David Lebryk will unveil the 10 fabled 1933 Double Eagles at the Opening Ceremony of the ANA’s World’s Fair of Money on Wednesday, August 16 in Denver. They will be a marquis exhibit of the Nation’s largest coin show which runs through Saturday, August 19.
What: Unveiling by the United States Mint of Ten 1933 Double Eagles at the Opening Ceremony of the ANA’s World’s Fair of Money
Who: United States Mint Acting Director David A. Lebryk
When: 9:45 a.m., Wednesday, August 16, 2006
Where: Colorado Convention Center, Hall C, 700 14th Street, Denver