Menu
Welcome Sign-In | Join Now
Sold for Sign-in or Join (free & quick) includes Buyer's Premium (BP) 

Description

1909 Double Eagle, MS66
Tied for Finest at PCGS

1909 $20 MS66 PCGS. Surrounded as it is by lower-mintage issues such as the 1908-S and 1909-D, the 1909 double eagle historically has not attracted substantial attention from collectors despite production in the low six figures. The presence of the 1909/8 overdate, too, distracts attention from the "plain" version. Yet the overdate is more relevant than many think; the surviving populations of regular and overdate 1909 double eagles are near-identical, which, if the original mintages were roughly corresponding, would make both five-figure issues as well.

In 2006, when the first edition of the Encyclopedia of U.S. Gold Coins came out, Garrett and Guth noted that "The regular-date coins have just started to be recognized for their rarity in MS-64 or higher grades, and none have been graded finer than MS-66 by the major grading services." While collectors have had a few years since to catch up on the coins' rarity, it still holds true that there are no Superb Gems in the combined certified population (8/13) and just seven MS66 examples graded by PCGS.

This Premium Gem has rewarding luster, apricot-gold in places with zones of lighter yellow. As was sometimes the case, flatness comes out in the strike, particularly on Liberty's knee and the top of the torch. Even so, both areas are lustrous (no wear), and rolling satin luster graces surfaces that are remarkably smooth. An ideal choice for the series enthusiast who insists on nothing but the best.(Registry values: N10218) (NGC ID# 26FC, PCGS# 9150)

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

Sales Tax information  | PCGS Guarantee of Grade and Authenticity  |  Terms and Conditions

Bidding Guidelines and Bid Increments

Glossary of Terms

Auction Info

Auction Dates
September, 2013
25th-29th
Internet/Mail/Phone Bidders: 7
Members Tracking: N/A
Page Views: 948

Buyer's Premium per Lot:
17.5% of the successful bid (minimum $14) per lot.

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

Heritage membership

944,907
bidder-members
$885,162,128
sold in the last year

Join Now - It's Free

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 43 days left to consign to the 2015 December 10 - 12 World Coins Signature Auction - Hong Kong!

Learn about consigning with us

The collecting community was wondering how Heritage would do with this specialized collection, and the catalog exceeded everyone’s expectations.
Roger Siboni,
Mantoloking, NJ
View More Testimonials

HA.com receives more traffic than any other auction house website. To compare for yourself, visit: compete.com

Video tutorial

Getting the most out of search

Recent auctions

2015 August 12 - 16 ANA US Coins Signature Auction - Chicago
2015 August 12 - 16 ANA US Coins Signature Auction - Chicago
REALIZED $34,887,709
2015 August 13 ANA World and Ancient Coins Platinum Night Auction
2015 August 13 ANA World and Ancient Coins Platinum Night Auction
REALIZED $9,681,373
2015 August 13 ANA Currency Platinum Night Auction - Chicago
2015 August 13 ANA Currency Platinum Night Auction - Chicago
REALIZED $1,870,380

© 2015 Heritage Auctions | All Rights Reserved