1921 $20 MS60 NGC....
One of the Great Rarities in the Series
The double eagle was functionally an international trade coin by 1914, when World War I broke out, and with submarine warfare threatening transatlantic shipping channels, it is little surprise that the double eagle went on hiatus. Philadelphia stopped making the denomination in 1915, with San Francisco following the next year. Double eagle production restarted in 1920 but ran right into the worsening economic conditions. While a number of Philadelphia double eagles from 1920 went into the stream of global commerce, the 1920-S and 1921 issues found little such usage, and when demand came again for twenties, the coins paid out were 1922 and 1922-S instead of their predecessors. As a result, the 1920-S and 1921 double eagles remained in government hands and were the earliest dates to suffer near-total destruction in the melting pots.
This piece displays even, although slightly subdued mint luster, and similarly even reddish-gold color. Relatively few marks account for the grade. The 1921 is a prize in any grade and this Uncirculated example will surely be the centerpiece of an advanced collection. Census: 2 in 60, 37 finer (2/14).
From the Collection of Donald E. Bently, sold for the benefit of the Bently Foundation.(Registry values: N7079) (NGC ID# 26G2, PCGS# 9172)
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The Coinage of Augustus Saint-Gaudens is an issue-by-issue examination of these two artistically inspired series of gold coins.
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