1910 $20 PR63 PCGS
Lot 2430
1910 $20 Proof 63 PCGS
Sold for US$ 35,100 inc. premium

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1910 $20 PR63 PCGS
1910 $20 PR63 PCGS
Proof Saint-Gaudens' double eagles are of the highest rarity. The recorded mintage halted after just 167 pieces were struck. From these bleak numbers (considering today's epic mintages of Proofs) there are between 60 and 75 known according to experts. Of those seen by PCGS, this is near the cluster of grades where most fall, only a few are known at the Gem level or finer, and a few fall into lower Proof grades. Close examination of the surfaces will find a few traces of contact in the delicate Roman or Satin finish used to create gold Proofs in 1910. The color is a bright yellow-gold throughout with no differentiation between the devices and fields, and all are finely textured with a minutely granular appearance. This Roman or Satin Proof finish proved to be more popular with collectors and sales of these historic large gold coins rose from the prior year of 1909 when the Matte or darker finish was used for those Proofs. The importance and historical significance of these early Proof Saint-Gaudens double eagles cannot be overstated. They are some of the rarest and most desirable examples of our nation's coinage, and have been highly collectible since the day they were struck. (PCGS 9207)
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