The Most Expensive Coin That Never Happened

Time Travel with Historic Metals: 1906 Barber Pattern Double Eagle

The Most Expensive Coin That Never Happened! Time Travel with Historic Metals

In this video we will explore the fascinating tale of that time when US President Theodore Roosevelt canceled a coin designed by the US Mint Chief of Design, Charles Barber, so he could mint the one designed by his best bully buddy, Augustus Saint-Gaudens instead.

Let’s go back in time for this week’s story, all about what would become one of the most priceless coins in all of US history, Charles Barber’s 1906 Pattern Double Eagle, with the only remaining survivor by the Smithsonian collection and find out what made this coin, Historic Metal.