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Stack’s Bowers: Choice Mint State 1906 Liberty Double Eagle at Our March 2017 Baltimore Auction

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By James McCartney, Numismatist & CatalogerStack’s Bowers …..
Already consigned to our Official Auction of the March 2017 Whitman Coin & Collectibles Expo is a lovely Choice Mint State 1906 Liberty Head double eagle only recently reintroduced to the numismatic market. Rich honey-gold hues dominate both sides, adorned by subtle green at the peripheries. The fields display dense and satiny luster that complements the frosty, matte-like texture of the design elements. The surfaces are overall smooth and attractive for the assigned grade. This is a truly delightful piece.

The 1906 is among the scarcest 20th-century Liberty Head double eagles, challenged by just the 1902 and 1905 for absolute rarity.

With a production figure of only 69,596 coins, the 1906 is scarce in lower Mint State grades and quite elusive in MS-63 and finer. It is noteworthy that even the National Numismatic Collection at the Smithsonian is lacking a circulation strike example. While survivors have been slowly repatriated from European holdings, these rarely exceed MS-61 or MS-62 preservation, guaranteeing that MS-63 jewels like the present piece attract much attention when they come to market.

This Choice Mint State 1906 double eagle will be featured among numerous world-class rarities in our March 2017 Official Auction of the Whitman Coin & Collectibles Expo. To consign your collection to this exciting showcase event, please contact our offices today at 1-800-458-4646 to speak with a Consignment Director and see what Stack’s Bowers Galleries can do for you.

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Stack's Bowershttps://stacksbowers.com/
Stack's Bowers Galleries conducts live, internet, and specialized auctions of rare U.S. and world coins and currency and ancient coins, as well as direct sales through retail and wholesale channels. The company's 90-year legacy includes the cataloging and sale of many of the most valuable United States coin and currency collections to ever cross an auction block — The D. Brent Pogue Collection, The John J. Ford, Jr. Collection, The Louis E. Eliasberg, Sr. Collection, The Harry W. Bass, Jr. Collection, The Joel R. Anderson Collection, The Norweb Collection, The Cardinal Collection, The Sydney F. Martin Collection, and The Battle Born Collection — to name just a few. World coin and currency collections include The Pinnacle Collection, The Louis E. Eliasberg, Sr. Collection of World Gold Coins, The Kroisos Collection, The Alicia and Sidney Belzberg Collection, The Salton Collection, The Wa She Wong Collection, and The Thos. H. Law Collection. The company is headquartered in Costa Mesa, California with galleries in New York, Boston, and Philadelphia. Offices are also located in New Hampshire, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Virginia, Hong Kong, Paris, and Vancouver.

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