MS62 1931-D Double Eagle
1931-D $20 MS62 PCGS. With the benefit of hindsight, the
production of double eagle coins in the early 1930s seems utter
madness. The sheer lack of demand is plain in retrospect; only a
tiny minority of the pieces ever left government possession.
Philadelphia struck more than a million pieces in 1931 and 1932;
Denver and San Francisco, perhaps more in tune with local demand,
saw significantly smaller mintages in that decade. San Francisco
had its turn in 1930 with an issue of 74,000 pieces, while Denver
followed the next year with a 106,500-coin mintage.
Final Mintmarked Melt Rarity
The Hesselgesser Coin
The 1931-D double eagle, the last issue of its denomination from Denver, carries several unusual quirks. Its D-mint predecessor is the 1927-D, a famed rarity that saw no discernible commercial release, yet a handful of minihoards have appeared overseas for the 1931-D. Despite these survivors, the 1931-D remains a very scarce issue.
Several sources list the most prevalent grades for the 1931-D as MS60 to MS63, yet many of Heritage's previous sales have been for MS64 and better coins, particularly in the last five years. In that way, this MS62 (but what an MS62!) is unusual and a welcome addition to the mix of offerings. Though striking softness shows on Liberty's torch hand and her knee, the all-around detail is pleasing, and despite the light abrasions on each side, this lustrous apricot-to-yellow coin has a far better appearance than many pieces in higher-graded holders. A great opportunity.
Ex: Dr. Robert Hesselgesser Collection (Goldberg, 9/2007), lot 3548.
From The Harvey Collection.(Registry values: N7079) (NGC ID# 26GP, PCGS# 9193)
View all of [The Harvey Collection ]
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
Buyer's Premium per Lot:
17.5% of the successful bid (minimum $14) per lot.
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
Floor auctionsOpen for bidding: (View All)
Ends on 12/03/2015
Fine & Rare Wine
Ends on 12/04/2015
Jewelry & Timepieces
Ends on 12/07/2015
Ends on 12/08/2015
Ends on 12/09/2015
Ends on 12/10/2015
Ends on 12/10/2015
World & Ancient Coins
Ends on 12/11/2015
Civil War & Militaria
Ends on 12/12/2015
Arms & Armor
Ends on 12/13/2015
Comics & Comic Art
Ends on 12/13/2015
Ends on 12/18/2015
sold in the last year
- Past Auction Values (prices, photos, full descriptions, etc.)
- Bid online
- Free Collector newsletter
- Want List with instant e-mail notifications
- Reduced auction commissions when you resell your
Learn about consigning with us
What I most appreciated was how thorough you were when we initially met, how you were conservative in your estimates, not trying to get me to consign by giving false expectations, and then for delivering above and beyond on your commitment to me of a wonderful marketing campaign and a first rate catalog and photos, all of which resulted in a final total price realized that was nicely higher than what you had told me to expect.View More Testimonials
HA.com receives more traffic than any other auction house website. To compare for yourself, visit: compete.com