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Heritage Auctions – Seldom Seen Selections: MS66 1910-S $20 Double Eagle Gold Coin

More than five years have passed since we last offered a 1910-S double eagle in the seldom-granted Premium Gem grade, but we are privileged to be able to do so as a part of our March 13-16 Dallas Signature Auction. PCGS and NGC have certified a combined 19 examples at MS66, plus only three numerically finer coins.

Roger Burdette estimates a total of 9,500 pieces survive from a mintage of more than 2.1 million 1910-S double eagles. About 70-75% of those were repatriated from foreign holdings. Such coins would be an unlikely source for an example of this quality, given the rigors of transit and storage.

This brilliant, medium-gold example is sharply struck, with smoothly frosted surfaces and just a handful of tiny, nondistracting marks. The Large S mintmark has a broad diagonal, and the eagle sports a “Long Eye” from die polishing. Cartwheel mint luster illuminates all aspects of the famous Saint-Gaudens design. The quality of this coin makes one wonder if it was purchased directly from the San Francisco Mint and so-preserved throughout its tenure in collector’s hands.

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Heritage Auctions
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Heritage Auction Galleries is one of the world's largest collectibles auctioneers. Besides offering rare and valuable U.S. and world coins and currency, Heritage offers ancient coins, exonumia, antiques, comic books, sports memorabilia, and many other collectibles. The firm is based in Dallas, Texas.

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