United States Mint Recovers 10 Famed Double Eagles The United States Mint has recovered ten more of the fabled 1933 Double Eagle gold pieces. These numismatic artifacts were illegally removed from the United States Mint at Philadelphia 70 years ago.
Double Eagle obverse features “Liberty,” a figure reminiscent of a Greek goddess. The image was designed by famed sculptor Augustus Saint-Gaudens. The reverse features a majestic eagle. The United States Mint, the world’s largest coin manufacturer, produces about 13 billion coins annually for trade and commerce. The 213-year-old Federal agency, with about 2,000 employees and facilities in six locations, also makes coins for collectors and investors.