1907-D $20 MS (PCGS# 9053)
The March 2012 Baltimore Auction
Lot Number: 4358
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Incredible quality and eye appeal for a Liberty double eagle. The surfaces are as clean as any could be imagined of this date and mint, and nudge ever so close to perfection. This is indeed unusual and extraordinary, as these early double eagles were not treated with kid gloves, but were all subjected to slipping down the ejection chute and into the mint's bin or hopper for bagging and distribution. Even the most casual handling of this nature normally reduces the surfaces of a large double eagle to Choice in short order, before the bag is even torn open and these double eagles are spent. Obviously these conditions were not conducive to maintaining Superb Gem quality.<br />
Blazing mint luster throughout with the usual strong strike on all devices. While double eagles of this date and mint are slightly scarce, the presence of this sparkling jewel will certainly entice even the most advanced numismatist for its phenomenal and exceptional quality.<br />
PCGS has certified this as the finest 1907-D double eagle that they have seen. Furthermore, this is the <em>only MS-67 </em>Denver Mint double eagle certified of this type. On top of all that, there are only 10 examples of this type certified by PCGS as MS-67, with one of those being awarded the "+" at the top of their grading scale for the Type III Liberty double eagles. There are none finer. Thus simply stated, if a collector simply must have the absolute finest available, likely the finest known 1907 Denver Mint double eagle, then here it is in all its regal glory.