1933 Double Eagle gets 'green bean'


02 May 2021
Stuart Weitzman’s 1933 Double Eagle, set to go under the hammer in New York in June, has been verified as meeting its strict grading criteria by experts at the Certified Acceptance Corporation.

Sotheby’s has announced that John Albanese of CAC (Certified Acceptance Corporation) has verified as meeting its strict grading criteria, the PCGS MS 65 grade of Stuart Weitzman’s 1933 Double Eagle, and has assigned it a ‘green bean’ – the mark of approval the company gives to coins that pass their test of quality.

The Weitzman 1933 Double Eagle is the only example of this historic coin, America’s last gold coin, which can be legally owned by an individual.

John Albanese said:

“The Farouk-Fenton- Weitzman 1933 Double Eagle is a legendary and unique coin of great importance. It has a few obverse abrasions, typical of Saints in the 1930s, which are overwhelmed by amazing mint luster. The eye appeal of this great rarity is off the charts!”

CAC will, upon request by the successful purchaser of the 1933 Double Eagle, provide the green sticker without cost.

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On June 8, 2021, the 1933 Double Eagle (which was last sold in 2002 for a world record shattering $7,590,020) will be offered at auction by Sotheby’s at their New York headquarters.

The Three Treasures collected by Stuart Weitzman also includes the famed shoe designer’s unique British Guiana One Cent Black on Magenta stamp (which was purchased at Sotheby’s in 2014 for the world record price of $9,480,000) and the incomparable and unique plate block of four stamps of the famed inverted Jenny error.

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