1920-S Saint Gaudens $20 offered at Pre-Long Beach auction

Scarce piece graded Mint State 64; only four graded higher
By , Coin World
Published : 01/06/12
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A scarce 1920-S Saint-Gaudens gold $20 double eagle is among the Colonial coins and U.S. coins, patterns and paper money to be offered in Ira & Larry Goldberg, Auctioneers’ Pre-Long Beach Auction, Jan. 29 to 31, in Los Angeles.

The coin, Lot 1974, is graded Mint State 64 by Professional Coin Grading Service, with four of this issue graded higher, according to the PCGS Population Report.

Other scarce, high-grade Saint-Gaudens double eagles offered in the sale include 1907 High Relief, Roman Numerals, Flat Rim, 1922-S, 1925-D, and 1925-S coins.

More than 3,000 lots will be offered during the three-day, five-session auction, conducted at the firm’s gallery at 11400 W. Olympic Blvd., Suite 800, Los Angeles. The sale features many gold coins from the estate of William H. and Beuelaress K. Helem.

A 15 percent buyer’s fee will be added to the final closing price of each lot won.

Visit www.goldbergcoins.com, write Ira & Larry Goldberg, Auctioneers, 11400 W. Olympic Blvd., Suite 800, Los Angeles, CA 90064, or telephone the firm at 310-551-2646 or toll free at 800-978-2646.

Some coin highlights:

1795 Washington Liberty and Security token, ASYLUM edge, Breen 1258 (Walter Breen’s Complete Encyclopedia of U.S. and Colonial Coins), Baker 2 (Medallic Portraits of Washington by W.S. Baker), Breen plate coin, Lot 30, PCGS Mint State 64 brown.

1864 Seated Liberty dollar pattern, aluminum, reeded edge, regular obverse and reverse designs, Judd 398 (United States Pattern Coins, Experimental & Trial Pieces by J. Hewitt Judd, edited by Q. David Bowers), Pollock 466 (United States Patterns and Related Issues by Andrew W. Pollock III), Lot 1046, Numismatic Guaranty Corp. Proof 66.

1870 Seated Liberty silver dollar pattern, aluminum, reeded edge, James B. Longacre’s unadopted designs, Judd 1018, Pollock 1153, Lot 1053, PCGS Proof 65 Cameo.

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