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1910 Saint Gaudens Double Eagle Obverse     1910 Saint Gaudens Double Eagle Reverse


1910 $20 OR DOUBLE EAGLE

PCGS Nos: 9154, 9207

Mintage:

Circulation strikes: 482,000
Proofs: 167

Designer: Augustus Saint-Gaudens (modified by Charles E. Barber)

Diameter: 34 millimeters

Metal content:
Gold - 90%
Other - 10% 

Weight: 516 grains (33.4 grams)

Edge: |******E|*PLURIBUS*|UNUM*****

Mintmark: None (for Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) above the date)

Images courtesy of Heritage Numismatic Auctions

Notes:
The finest Uncirculated examples graded by PCGS are 3 MS-66's.

The finest Proof examples graded by PCGS are 2 PR-67's.

Significant examples:
Proof (illustrated above).  ex - Trompeter collection

Recent appearances:
PCGS Proof-64.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries "The Rarities Sale", July 31, 2002, Lot 600, sold along with Proof examples of a 1910 Quarter Eagle and Half Eagle Eagle for a total of $63,250.00

PCGS MS-64.  Ex- Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "October 2000 Long Beach Sale" October 5-7, 2000, Lot 8009, not illustrated, sold for $1,610.00  From the Conrad Sommers Collection 

PCGS MS-64.  Ex - Bowers and Merena Galleries' Robert W. Schwan Collection Sale, October 26-27, 2000, Lot 2679, sold for $977.50

NGC MS-63.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "The California Sale", October 2-3, 2000, Lot 1251, sold for $437.00

NGC MS-63.  Ex - Superior Galleries' "The ANA 2001 National Money Show Auction", March 8-9, 2001, Lot 949, sold for $460.00

NGC MS-63.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Lake Geneva Sale", June 28-29, 2001, Lot 1477, not illustrated, not sold

Choice Brilliant Uncirculated.  Ex- Stack's "The September Sale", September 12-13, 2000, Lot 1858, sold for $517.50

Choice Roman Finish Proof.  Ex - Stack's "65th Anniversary Sale", October 17-19, 2000, Lot 1926, plated, sold for $14,950.00  "The United States Mint substituted the Roman finish after collector complaints about the 'ugly' Matte Proofs that were issued in 1908.  This process was used until 1911 when the Mint returned to the Matte Proof finish" 

Choice Brilliant Uncirculated.  Ex - Stack's "65th Anniversary Sale", October 17-19, 2000, Lot 1927, not plated, sold for $460.00

MS-60.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "The California Sale", October 2-3, 2000, Lot 1252, sold for $339.00

Sources and/or recommended reading:
"The PCGS Population Report, July 2003" by The Professional Coin Grading Service