1929 $20 MS (PCGS# 9190)


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1929 $20 MS61 PCGS. The Depression-era Saint-Gaudens double eagle issues are all prized, and while the 1929 might be the most available of the six date and mint combinations that qualify, it remains a challenging issue for all but the most well-heeled collectors. Available populations of circulated pieces are small, simply because the coins did not enter hand-to-hand commerce; rather, the supply of survivors has largely come from European repatriations, where the coins had lain for decades. This MS61 piece offers an affordable alternative to the pricier Select and better categories. Though the lemon-gold surfaces do show a number of light to moderate abrasions, the well struck devices are surprisingly well-preserved for the grade assigned. Overall, this is a desirable example from an important and coveted late-date issue.
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