"Three Treasures" to sell for millions at Sotheby’s

"America's most famous gold coin" goes on auction

The 1933 Double Eagle Coin was originally cast as a $20 coin

but it was never issued for use

Sotheby's estimates the coin could fetch up to $15 million

(SOUNDBITE) (English) SOTHEBY'S SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT, LUXURY DIVISION, RICHARD AUSTIN, SAYING: “It's America's most famous gold coin. It's the only one. There are other examples, but they're all owned by the U.S. Mint.

This is the only one that's available for private ownership.”

Also part of the "Three Treasures" sale

are the famous British Guiana One-Cent Magenta stamp

and a plate block of the "Inverted Jenny" stamp

All three items are owned by shoe designer and businessperson Stuart Weitzman