1914 $20 MS (PCGS# 9164)

2012 April 18-22 US Coins & Platinum Night CSNS Signature Auction- Schaumburg #1169

  • Auctioneer:
    Heritage Auctions
  • Lot Number:
    5376
  • Grade:
    MS65
  • Price:
    $14,950.00
Lot Description
1914 $20 MS65 PCGS. The 1914 Saint-Gaudens issue is one of the many series entries that confirm that there is not necessarily a relation between the initial mintage figures and the subsequent survival rates. Hoarding, exporting, repatriation, mass meltings, and happenstance have all played major roles in the survivorship of one issue over another. In the case of the 1914 twenty, while only 95,200 coins were produced, judging from the population figures it appears as though somewhere from 6% to 10% of that original mintage survives today, including both certified and "raw" specimens. PCGS has certified 36 coins as MS65, including the present example, with two pieces numerically finer (2/12). Intermingled greenish-gold and hazel-gray combine delightfully on both sides of this Gem, with wonderful bright-frosted luster radiating from distraction-free surfaces. A real treat for the Saint-Gaudens enthusiast.
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