1876-S Liberty Double Eagle NGC MS64

Rare, Last Year of Type

The 1876-S double eagle had a mintage exceeding 1.5 million coins, but this does not necessarily translate into high-grade availability. Mint State coins are only plentiful through the MS62 level, after which the certified population drops off sharply. In MS64, the ’76-S is a major condition rarity and anything finer is almost unobtainable. The NGC is only 11 with 5 higher. This particular example offers a pleasing overall appearance.

Offered at $32,625 delivered

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Daily “Sell” Special

We are offering a group of up to 75 freshly graded PCGS MS63 1915-S $20 Saint Gaudens. The 1915-S has a mintage that it only 13.1% of the 1924 which is the most common dated St. Gaudens. The 1915-S has a PCGS population that is only 4.9% of the population for the most common 1924’s, (4648 vs. 93,352)!

1915-S      1924 (most common)
Mintage 567,500 Mintage 4,323,500
Population 4468Population 93,112

Offered at $2,375 delivered (5 coin minimum)

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1908 Motto Saint Gaudens

Double Eagle PCGS PR66

The Philadelphia Mint found it impossible to polish the basined surfaces and high relief devices of the new Saint-Gaudens design in the same manner as the old brilliant proofs of previous years. Accordingly, they adopted an artistic matte, or sandblast, finish for gold proof coins in 1908. After striking, the 1908 proofs were heavily sandblasted with a coarse grain of sand that produced a dark olive-gold patina, with none of the reflective fields and field-device contrast of earlier proofs. The resulting finish resembled that seen on some European medals of the period, but contemporary U.S. collectors much preferred the old brilliant proof finish. Mint records indicate only 101 proof double eagles were distributed in 1908. Remaining unsold pieces were subsequently melted. Probably no more than 60 to 70 examples survive today in all grades. In hand, the color is more of a yellow-gold than the reddish-orange seen in our images. The PCGS population is only 5 with 3 higher.

Offered at $145, 700 delivered

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1928 Saint Gaudens Double Eagle NGC MS67

Superb, Satiny Saint

As the last date in the Saint-Gaudens series that is generally available in high grade, the 1928 double eagle is frequently tapped for type purposes. This issue is also often well struck, and high-grade examples sometimes exhibit eye appeal that rivals that of many 1923-D coins. Such is the case with this Superb Gem example. Only two have been graded higher by NGC, each of them, MS67+.

Offered at $14,200 delivered

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1911 Saint Gaudens Double Eagle NGC PR66

Luscious Proof

In his recent reference on proof U.S. gold, John Dannreuther specifically commented on the color and texture of the 1911 proof twenties:

“The 100 Proof double eagles struck in 1911 have a lighter finish than seen for the 1908 issues. Many 1911 Proofs have a light orange color with shiny sparkles created by a finer sand grain. The matte finish is among the most desired by today’s collectors, so many of these have found their way into type sets. If one has a choice, the lighter color and sparkle found on 1911 Proofs often is preferred over the darker issues of 1908 and 1912 through 1915.” Only 65 to 70 individual pieces are believed to have survived today in all grades.

Offered at $115, 350 delivered

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1859 Liberty Double Eagle PCGS AU55

A Head Turner (or Turned)

In the early 1850s, substantial California Gold Rush bullion was shipped via Panama to the Philadelphia Mint for coining. The advent of the San Francisco Mint, and its emergence from growing pains, slowed the flood of West Coast bullion to a trickle by 1859. That year, Philadelphia struck only 43,597 double eagles, down from more than 2,000,000 pieces in 1851 and 1852. The few collectors of large denomination gold selected proofs, and the 1859 is nearly unobtainable in Mint State. Patience is required to locate any example, and when one appears in the marketplace, it is almost always in XF to AU grades. This particular example is noticeably more lustrous and attractive in hand.

Offered at $15,750 delivered

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1859-O Liberty Double Eagle NGC XF45

A Rare O-mint $20 Lib

The 1859-O is a rare New Orleans double eagle with a small 9,100-coin mintage. Perhaps only approximately 100 pieces are known in all grades, primarily distributed throughout the various XF and AU levels. Only two Mint State pieces are documented, both heavily bag-marked. The 1859-O shares its rarity with most other O-Mint twenties leading up to the outbreak of the Civil War. After the San Francisco Mint became operational in 1854, gold deposits in New Orleans declined significantly, and large denomination gold coinage plummeted. Between 1854 and the 1909, when the New Orleans Mint ceased coin production for the final time, fewer than 115,000 double eagles were struck at that facility.

Offered at $33,750 delivered

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1912 Saint Gaudens Double Eagle NGC PR65

Gem

As the various proof finishes offered by the Mint in the early 20th century became increasingly unpopular with the public, production totals dropped accordingly. Only 74 proof Saint-Gaudens double eagles were struck in 1912, using an innovative sandblast process in place of the earlier matte and Roman finishes. The sandblast finish created an even mustard coloration over both sides of the coin, with tiny sparkling facets that can be observed with magnification. This sparkle gives the surfaces a vibrant “life” to balance the deep monochromatic coloration. Unfortunately, the sandblast finish proved just as unpopular as the matte and Roman proofs of earlier years. It is likely that some of the coins went unsold and were melted after the end of the year.

Offered at $84,000 delivered

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1865 SS Republic Liberty Double Eagle NGC MS65

2 Graded Higher

Ex: S.S. Republic. From a smallish mintage of 351,175 pieces, the 1865 Liberty double eagle was a rare issue in high grade before the recovery of the S.S. Republic in 2003. Fortunately for present-day collectors, that famous shipwreck find yielded 320 examples of this issue, which graded AU50 to MS65. Consequently, Mint State examples can be found in today’s market with a little patience. Still, even today, the NGC population is only 22 (including 1 “Star” designated example) with 2 higher.

Offered at $61,600 delivered

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1870-S Liberty Double Eagle PCGS MS62

Few are Finer

The 1870-S Liberty double eagle claims a substantial mintage of 982,000 pieces, but most of the coins were released into circulation, where they were either exported or worn down and melted for recoinage. The average survivor grades no better than VF or XF today, and the issue is a prime condition rarity in grades above MS61. The PCGS popualtion is only 17 with 3 higher. 

Offered at $18,250 delivered

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