Sold for: Sign-in or Join (free & quick)
includes Buyer's Premium (BP) 


    Outstanding 1933 Ten Dollar, MS64 PCGS

    1933 $10 MS64 PCGS. The 1933 eagle and double eagle issues are inextricably linked, owing to the great Gold Recall of 1933 and the subsequent Bank Holiday, beginning on March 6. The order of President Franklin D. Roosevelt barred private U.S. citizens for many years from owning gold coins (and related paper certificates) except for items of numismatic significance. Both the 1933 eagle and the 1933 double eagle are fabled rarities. On the surface, the coins bear many similarities, but, fortunately for bidders on the current lot, there are key differences.
    The United States continued minting gold coins intermittently for several months after Roosevelt took the country off the gold standard. Two executive orders banned the release of additional gold coins for circulation, but by longstanding practice, collectors could obtain copies of the current year's coinage from the Mint cashier, a practice that apparently continued through at least the first several months of 1933. On April 5, 1933, a Presidential order decreed that owners of gold coins (and gold certificates) were to return them to the Federal Reserve System by May 1, except for amounts of less than $100 per person.
    The 1933 double eagle issue has no record of release through official channels before the President's declaration, and as of this writing only a single specimen is clearly legal to own, having been "remonetized" by the U.S. government. That coin, the former possession of King Farouk of Egypt, set a price of $7.59 million in a Sotheby's/Stack's auction in July 2002, a record that still stands today as the highest price ever paid for a single coin, U.S. or otherwise. The legal status of several other 1933 double eagles remains unclear (at least to many persons), and those pieces are the subject of ongoing litigation. However, the legal status of the 1933 ten dollar issue has never been in question.
    This upper-end MS64 coin shows the same frosted mint luster as the other two examples in this sale, but this piece differs slightly with a brighter sheen and a silkier texture. As always, the striking details are strong throughout. The abrasions that account for the less-than-Gem grade are almost all located on the reverse. This is a fortunate occurrence, especially if the coin is displayed obverse-up, in which case the coin appears to be a full blown Gem. Each side shows even reddish patina with just the slightest hint of lilac around the eagle on the reverse. An outstanding example of this 20th century rarity.(Registry values: N14284) (NGC ID# 28HC, PCGS# 8885)

    Fees, Shipping, and Handling Description: Coin/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
    January, 2007
    3rd-6th Wednesday-Saturday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 7
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
    Page Views: 363

    Buyer's Premium per Lot:
    15% of the successful bid (minimum $9) 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

    Join Now - It's Free

    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
    Consign now
    • Cash Advances
    • More Bidders
    • Trusted Experts
    • Over 200,000 Satisfied Consignors Since 1976
    Only 20 days left to consign to the 2017 April 26 - May 2 CSNS US Coins Signature Auction - Chicago!

    Learn about consigning with us

    You and your colleagues at Heritage could not have packaged the collection in a more professional and attractive way to buyers.
    Robert Ruff,
    New York, NY
    View More Testimonials receives more traffic than any other auction house website. (Source:

    Video tutorial

    Getting the most out of search

    Recent auctions

    2017 February 16 - 19 Long Beach Expo US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach
    2017 February 16 - 19 Long Beach Expo US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach
    REALIZED SO FAR $11,096,368
    2017 January 17 - 18 World Coins Signature Internet Auction - Dallas
    2017 January 17 - 18 World Coins Signature Internet Auction - Dallas
    REALIZED $2,414,465
    2017 January 5 - 9 FUN World Currency Signature Auction -
    2017 January 5 - 9 FUN World Currency Signature Auction -
    REALIZED $1,281,984