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Lot 3548

1931-D $20 St. Gaudens. PCGS graded MS-62 PQ. Lovely orange and sea green toning. A great Premium Quality coin that should be regraded. A lovely example. Collectors prefer it when a coin has every possible positive attribute, and this 1931-D meets the challenge. It is very close to the MS63 grade assignment as seen in its glowing molten gold surfaces that contain the abovementioned patina and no observable problems on either side. More than a little elusive in such Choice condition and with intact mint color. Having covered the mint bloom, we take stock of the coin's detail. And here too, the coin excels: Clockwork precision is seen in the details of Liberty as well as the eagle, without a single soft spot noted in the strike, none whatsoever. The '31-D twenty is among the most desired rarities in the series. Most were melted. After looking at this coin many times we wonder why it is not a MS63 or MS64. Pop 14; 72 finer (PCGS # 9193) .
Estimated Value $60,000 - 70,000.
The Dr. Robert Hesselgesser Collection.

Realized $63,250

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