Announcement: Sunday & Tuesday Internet Coin Auctions and Weekly World and Ancient Coin Auctions move to Heritage Live!

Our Weekly Internet Coin Auctions and World and Ancient Coin Auctions are closing with live, online auctions on HA.com's Heritage Live! platform beginning with the Internet Coin Auction that ends Sunday, September 21st and the World and Ancient Coin Auction that ends on Thursday, September 25th. Each lot is offered one at a time, in lot number order, in live auctions beginning at 8:00 PM CT. During this part of the auction, live bidders will be on Heritage Live! competing with each other and with previously placed Internet bids. The lot opens, requests live bids, and then closes when the bidding is finished. There is no change in how you place your secret maximum bids during the week the auctions are open on HA.com. In addition, once bidding on HA.com ends, 2 hours before the live sessions start, you still have the option to leave proxy bids through Heritage Live!

For more information about Heritage Live!, please visit HA.com/live. If you have any questions about this exciting format change, please contact us at 800-872-6467 or Bid@HA.com.

X
There are currently no items available for purchase in this Department. Search our Auction Archives below to find item values.
Opening Bid
:
Current Bid:
Reserve Amount:

You are the current high bidder on this lot with a secret maximum bid of %bidPretty%.
(%bidBP% w/Buyer's Premium (BP) ).


Notice: You are the current high bidder on this lot, but the next highest bid is within one increment. That means that any additional bids on this lot will outbid you. To increase your chances of winning, enter your highest maximum bid.

You are the current high bidder on this lot with a secret maximum bid of %bidPretty%.
(%bidBP% w/Buyer's Premium (BP) ).

You are the current high bidder on this lot.
(Sign-In to see your maximum bid)

Your secret maximum bid of %bidPretty% has been outbid.

Your secret maximum bid of %bidPretty% does not meet the reserve.

(Sign-In to see your maximum bid)

Your secret maximum bid does not meet the reserve.
(Sign-In to see your maximum bid)

Lot
2345

1913 $20 PR67 NGC....

2010 January Orlando, FL FUN US Coin Auction #1136

 
Sold for: Sign-in or Join (free & quick)
Claim Item: Sign-in or Join (free & quick)
Auction Ended On: Jan 7, 2010
Item Activity: 5 Internet/mail/phone bidders
4,058 page views
Location: Orlando, FL
Description:
Superb Matte Proof 1913 Twenty
A Magnificent Example
1913 $20 PR67 NGC. The production of matte proof gold continued to decline in 1913. The mintages from 1911 through 1915 indicate that the core number of collectors for these coins varied between 50 and 100. In 1913 only 58 proof twenties were produced. The overall level of preservation is quite high for the 1913, rivaled only by the 1908 and 1911. Because of the high level of preservation and lack of attrition compared to other years, the 1913 proof twenty ranks sixth of the 10 sandblast and "Roman" finish proofs in both overall and high-grade rarity. Both major services combined have graded 72 coins, a number obviously representing numerous resubmissions. Our best estimate is that no more than 35-40 different coins survive today.
The sandblast surface of this coin has even finer granules than the 1912 in the Ferrari Collection. While the finish on the 1913 proof twenty is sometimes compared to that on the 1908 in the standard literature for the series, that is not our experience from this group of coins. The 1908's texture is significantly coarser than the 1912 or the present 1913. This piece also displays atypical color; the references lead one to expect a brownish-gold or khaki-gold coin, but this example is much closer to a reddish-tinted yellow-gold. When closely examining the coin with a magnifier one has to wonder why, despite its already lofty grade level, it is not graded even higher. We note two "imperfections," one on each side. On the seventh ray on the right of the obverse, above the 9 in the date, a tiny cluster of what appear to be specks of grease was struck into the coin during manufacture. On the reverse, another fleck of grease was struck into the end of the eagle's tailfeathers. Most 1913 proof twenties show a partial wire rim around both sides, especially the reverse. This piece shows a complete wire rim around the reverse, with none on the obverse. One curious feature we have never noticed in the past (and the literature does not mention) is the reverse has a slight clockwise rotation relative to the obverse. This may be a unique occurrence among 1913 proof twenties, perhaps in the entire series.
For sheer visual impact, this magnificent coin is one of the finest (maybe the finest) example in this extraordinary set of proof twenties.
From The Ralph P. Muller Collection.(Registry values: N10218) (NGC ID# 26H2, PCGS# 9210)

View all of [The Ralph P. Muller Collection ]
View large image(s) of this item

Service and Handling Description: Coins & Currency (view shipping information)

Sales Tax information  | NGC Coin Grading Guarantee  |  Terms and Conditions

Bidding Guidelines and Bid Increments

The Coinage of Augustus Saint-Gaudens as Illustrated by the Morse and Duckor Collections
Revised Edition by James L. Halperin, Mark R. Borckardt, Mark Van Winkle, Jon Amato, and Gregory J. Rohan, with special contributor David W. Akers

The Coinage of Augustus Saint-Gaudens is an issue-by-issue examination of these two artistically inspired series of gold coins. Each date and mintmark is reviewed with up-to-date information, much of which has never been previously published. The book is based on two extraordinary collections: The Phillip H. Morse collection and the Dr. and Mrs. Steven L. Duckor collection.

Order Now! Just $95

Guides and Pricing Information:

Previous Prices from Heritage Auctions
Sign-in or Join (free & quick)
Price Guide
Sign-in or Join (free & quick)
Population Guide
Sign-in or Join (free & quick)
Find Auction Prices for Comparable Items:

Photographs:
Sign-in or Join (free & quick) to see the full image




FLOOR AUCTIONS View All
Open For Bidding
Coming Soon
HERITAGE MEMBERSHIP
884,344
bidder-members
$1,009,422,269
sold in the last year
VIEW BENEFITS
  1. Past Auction Values (prices, photos, full descriptions, etc.)
  2. Bid online
  3. Free Collector newsletter
  4. Want List with instant e-mail notifications
  5. Reduced auction commissions when you resell your
    winnings 
CONSIGNMENTS WANTED
Only 6 days left to consign to the 2014 November 6 - 10 US Coins Signature Auction - Beverly Hills!
Learn About Consigning With Us
This was my first time with your firm. I was pleased with all aspects of your handling my bids.
J.C.,
Albron, NC
HA.com receives more traffic than any other auction house website. To compare for yourself, visit: compete.com
Take our 2014 Coin
and Currency Survey
Grand prize:
A Certified Uncirculated
1907 High Relief $20!*
Take the Survey
HERITAGE VIDEO TUTORIAL
GETTING THE MOST OUT OF SEARCH
RECENT AUCTIONS
2014 September 4 - 6 Long Beach Expo US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach
2014 September 4 - 6 Long Beach Expo US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach
REALIZED $13,399,663
2014 September 3 - 10 Long Beach Expo World Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach
2014 September 3 - 10 Long Beach Expo World Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach
REALIZED SO FAR $9,114,134
2014 September 4 - 8 Long Beach Expo World Currency Signature Auction - Long Beach
2014 September 4 - 8 Long Beach Expo World Currency Signature Auction - Long Beach
REALIZED $1,849,934