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Lot 1391

1911 $20 St. Gaudens. PCGS graded Proof 64. A splendid matte proof. Uniform mustard golden color a touch lighter at the raised knee. Only 100 pieces struck. Dark fine sand-blast finish Proof, darker than the 1908 (the last use of a sand-blast finish on Proofs), more like the dark 1908's more often seen.

A very presentable Matte Proof Saint-Gaudens double eagle, one of just a handful remaining. The preservation of the surfaces of this coin is extremely choice. We can find no contact marks or planchet flakes, and there is almost no variation in color on this lovely specimen. A few wispy hairlines. When viewed using a strong magnifier, each granule of the sand-blast finish sparkles the light in a random pattern; viewed as a whole, the coin has a multi-faceted glint to it whose overall visual appeal is unmistakable. As stated, the condition of this coin is quite choice. It would be hard to overemphasize the beauty of this piece and we cannot imagine how the eye appeal could be any stronger.
Pop 8; 12 finer, 8 in 65, 2 in 66, 2 in 67 (PCGS # 9208) .
Estimated Value $25,000 - 30,000.

Realized $34,500

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