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
5306

1929 $20 MS64 PCGS....

2012 November 29 - December 2 US Coin Signature Auction - Houston #1177

 
Sold for: Sign-in or Join (free & quick)
Claim Item: Sign-in or Join (free & quick)
Auction Ended On: Nov 30, 2012
Item Activity: 9 Internet/mail/phone bidders
2,892 page views
Location: George R. Brown Convention Center
1001 Avenida de las Americas
Houston, TX 77010

Description:
Choice 1929 Saint-Gaudens Double Eagle
Famous Late-Date Rarity
Ex: North Shore Collection
1929 $20 MS64 PCGS. The 1929 inaugurates the final elusive segment of the Saint-Gaudens double eagle series, with every issue from this year through 1933 being a major rarity. While this issue is the least rare of this group, it is still a coveted key date whose appearance at auction is an occasion of note among specialists. Only a minuscule percentage of the nearly 1.8 million pieces minted survived the recall of gold coinage in the 1930s.
The elusive nature of the 1929 was recognized at an early date and its prestige was probably even higher in the 1940s than it is today. The first auction appearance we have been able to locate was in lot 61 of Sale 416 (Morgenthau, 6/1940), which realized $61. Thus, the coin sold for more than three times face value only 11 years after it was minted in an economy that was still feeling the effects of the Great Depression. Auction prices have continued to rise over the years, and recent sales include the MS64+ NGC example in lot 5320 of the FUN Signature (Heritage, 1/2011) that realized $63,250.
This delightful Choice example was once a highlight of the North Shore Collection, an important gathering of gold coins that included all the rare dates of the regular-issue Saint-Gaudens double eagle series except the 1927-D and the 1933. The coin is still in the same PCGS holder it was in when Heritage sold it in January 2004. This exceptional piece displays vibrant satiny mint luster and sharply detailed design elements throughout. The bright yellow-gold surfaces exhibit a few highlights of rose and are completely free of the copper spots seen on some examples of this date. The surfaces are remarkably free of all but the most insignificant contact marks, suggestive of an even higher grade. Visual appeal is tremendous. Population: 92 in 64 (12 in 64+), 31 finer (10/12).
Ex: FUN Signature (Heritage, 1/2004), lot 3275.(Registry values: N7079) (NGC ID# 26GL, PCGS# 9190)

View large image(s) of this item

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

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




Videos:
FLOOR AUCTIONS View All
Open For Bidding
Coming Soon
HERITAGE MEMBERSHIP
884,565
bidder-members
$1,007,055,282
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 3 days left to consign to the 2014 November 6 - 10 US Coins Signature Auction - Beverly Hills!
Learn About Consigning With Us
Due completely to Heritage's thoroughly diligent and professional management and promotion of the collection, the faraday Collection stirred national attention among numismatists and the auction results brought a gross value greater than that last estimated by the experienced collector.
The Estate of David M. Faraday ,
San Rafael, CA
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 $13,398,253
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 $9,117,835
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 $1,847,114