Extremely Scarce 1929 Double Eagle MS641929 $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.
In the North Shore Collection is a Choice, frosty representative with considerable radiance from the satiny luster. Surface marks are well scattered and consistently light. With only 15-20 Gems known and the cost of acquisition at least $10,000 higher, this attractive MS64 would perhaps be a more logical choice for the serious Double Eagle collector. (#9190) (Registry values: P1, N16000) (NGC ID# 26GL, PCGS# 9190)
Weight: 33.44 grams
Metal: 90% Gold, 10% Copper
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