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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