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Lot 2822

1930-S $20 St. Gaudens. PCGS graded MS-64 PQ. Well struck with lovely golden toning. A popular key date. There do not appear to be many abrasions that would bar this frosty double eagle from a near-Gem grade, which is why we call attention to the fact by issuing our seldom-used "Premium Quality" designation. In addition to smooth features, both sides display a precision in the strike that verifies the 1930-S as one of the more painstakingly struck S-mint dates in the Saint-Gaudens series. Fully pulsating with lovely orange-gold color, the surfaces are free of bothersome striking incompleteness and show only slight signs of contact. A heavily melted issue, the 1930-S is rarer than the 1929, 1931, 1931-D, and 1932 from the standpoint of total number of coins known. A mere 74,000 pieces struck. It seems that only the legendary 1927-D is significantly more elusive as an Uncirculated coin. PCGS number 21895689. Pop 15; 14 finer; 9 in 65; 5 in 66. (PCGS # 9191) .
Estimated Value $120,000 - 135,000.

Realized $172,500

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