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$20 1904 PCGS MS67

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Legend Rare Coin Auctions Auction The Regency Auction 33 Jun-2019 A SUPERB 1904 double eagle, despite being the most common date gold coin in the U.S. series, this is tied for FINEST GRADED at either service! After 33 years of grading coins, PCGS has graded just THREE in MS67, NONE are graded finer. A thick, satiny mint frost shows off a vivid brilliance that gleams all over. Sharply struck devices stand out against the smooth, lustrous fields. The details are crisp and bold. A strong glass reveals nothing serious, just the slightest tick or two, and a stray line. The color shows off a rich yellow gold, with a pale green overtone in some areas. A couple of toning dots are noted, attesting to the original status of the surfaces. The eye appeal is, as expected for the lofty grade designation, quite pleasing. David Akers noted of this issue, "The 1904 is by far the most common date in the...series." This is evidenced by the PCGS CoinFacts estimate that over 1.2 million examples survive in all grades, of which, they estimate 5,500 are in MS65 or better. HOWEVER, since most Mint State survivors are repatriated holdings that were sent to Europe and Latin America in the early 1900s, many show lots of abrasions, precluding SUPERB grade assignments. PCGS and NGC have been grading coins since 1986 and 1987, respectively, and they have combined graded just five in MS67. PCGS 3, NGC 2. NONE have ever sold in auction. Indeed, of all dates in the Type 3 Liberty double eagle series, PCGS has graded 11 examples, and per our database, NOT A SINGLE MS67 has ever sold in auction. The current Collector's Universe value is listed at $95,000. Since there are no records, who knows where the hammer will actually fall. At the end, your collection will achieve a status that few will ever have the chance: to own a SUPERB GEM Liberty Head double eagle. Good luck! Cert. Number 37053224 PCGS # 9045.00