1929 $20 MS (PCGS# 9190)

2001 February Long Beach Signature Sale #248

  • Auctioneer:
    Heritage Auctions
  • Lot Number:
  • Grade:
  • Price:
Lot Description
1929 $20 MS 61 PCGS. Although not as rare as the following five issues, the 1929 ranks as one of the well known "stoppers" in the Saint-Gaudens double eagle series. Since NGC and PCGS have graded few 1929 double eagles below the BU threshold, it seems likely that this issue never saw widespread circulation. Instead, most examples were stored by the federal government, only to be melted in the 1930s. This fully frosted example displays swirling cartwheel effects and deep green-gold color. Warmer orange patina is also noted throughout, but the grade-defining abrasions are largely confined to the obverse. Every feature displays crisp striking definition. From the David & Jeannie Cheung Collection.
View the Original Auction