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1911 $20 MS65 PCGS. With a mintage of 197,350 pieces one ...

2003 September Long Beach Signature Sale #330

 
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Auction Ended On: Sep 19, 2003
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Location: Long Beach, CA
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Exceptional, High-End Gem 1911 Double Eagle
1911 $20 MS65 PCGS. With a mintage of 197,350 pieces one would think the 1911 would be more available in high grades than it is. The fact is, it is quite elusive in Gem condition with only 18 pieces so graded and six finer (8/03). Fully struck throughout, the rich orange-gold surfaces show excellent luster characteristics and there are no mentionable abrasions on either side. There is, however, a short diagonal series of grease stains below the eagle's beak on the reverse.
From the Davis Collection. (NGC ID# 26FJ, PCGS# 9157)

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