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Lot 3547

1931 $20 St. Gaudens. PCGS graded MS-63 PQ. A hint of light gold tone. A nicely struck Premium Qaulity example. Very rare date. If the purchase of a 1931 double eagle is on your agenda, do not expect to get any sleep the night before the sale with this piece waiting to cross the auction block. Some might wish they could pitch their moving tent outside the door of the auction room to get a choice seat when the room fills with bidders. Like a first ray of sunshine on a golden morning, this warm-golden, bold pieces is as sharp as any seen from new dies, just estimating from the details. The surfaces are vivid in their hue. Similar to the few other 1931-dated pieces of this caliber, the strike is thoroughly convincing in all areas, even where some weakness is often found at Liberty's facial features and toes. The only point where an "identifying feature" might be located is a small flake in the surface (as made) below EN of TWENTY on the reverse. All else is exceedingly choice for the grade, hence the "Premium Quality" assignment. Most of these were melted (this applies to the 1929-33 dates in particular). Pop 8; 62 finer (PCGS # 9192) .
Estimated Value $60,000 - 65,000.
The Dr. Robert Hesselgesser Collection.

Realized $63,250

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