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    1928 Double Eagle, MS67+
    Tied for Finest Certified
    Impressive Registry-Grade Example

    1928 $20 MS67+ PCGS. The 1928 Saint-Gaudens double eagle is famously the last readily available date in the series, although this is not a direct byproduct of its 8.8 million-coin mintage. Later issues also boast seven-figure production totals but were heavily melted without ever leaving the Mint in quantity. The 1928 gets its availability from being the last double eagle distributed in quantity to the Federal Reserve Banks, and still other quantities ended up in foreign payments. Significant numbers of U.S. gold coins were shipped abroad in 1928.

    Surviving 1928 double eagles are plentiful through MS66, but in MS67 the date becomes scarce, and Plus-graded coins in this grade are decidedly rare. An MS67+ coin -- the Duckor specimen -- holds the auction record for the issue with a price realized of $54,625 (Heritage, 1/2012). The Duckor coin is one of only three Plus-graded pieces in this grade that we have handled before the Fox coin. This piece is exemplary in its preservation and eye appeal. Frosty mint luster dazzles peach-orange coloration with greenish-gold hues in the reverse margins. Full definition of the torch and Liberty's fingers calls attention to the sharpness of the strike overall. This is a beautiful 1928 double eagle, a coin that has claim to the Condition Census for the issue. Population: 8 in 67+, 0 finer (9/19).

    David Akers (2008) Comments:
    The 1928 is one of the most common Saint-Gaudens Double Eagles, and it is obtainable in quantity in all grades from MS60 to MS66. Superb Gems are also relatively available by the standards of this series, and such coins are among the most attractive Saint-Gaudens Double Eagles regardless of date and issuing mint.
    From The Rollo Fox Collection of $20 Saint-Gaudens Gold. (Registry values: N4719)

    Coin Index Numbers: (NGC ID# 26GK, PCGS# 9189)

    Weight: 33.44 grams

    Metal: 90% Gold, 10% Copper


    Learn more at the Newman Numismatic Portal at Washington University in St. Louis.

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    Saint-Gaudens Double Eagles as Illustrated by the Phillip H. Morse and Steven Duckor Collections
    Revised Edition by Roger Burdette, and edited by James L. Halperin and Mark Van Winkle

    Saint-Gaudens Double Eagles is an issue-by-issue examination of this 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.

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