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1912 Saint Gaudens Double Eagle Obverse     1912 Saint Gaudens Double Eagle Reverse
 


1912 $20 OR DOUBLE EAGLE

PCGS Nos: 9160, 9209

Mintage:

Circulation strikes: 149,750
Proofs: 74

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) above the date)

Images courtesy of Heritage Numismatic Auctions

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

Recent appearances:
PCGS MS-65.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "The California Sale", October 2-3, 2000, Lot 1257, sold for $11,500.00

PCGS MS-64.  Ex- Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "October 2000 Long Beach Sale" October 5-7, 2000, Lot 8023, illustrated, not sold

NGC MS-64.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s, "Summer 2001 Long Beach Signature Sale", May 31-June 2, 2001, Lot 9370, not plated, sold for $2,012.50

ANACS MS-63.  Ex- Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "October 2000 Long Beach Sale" October 5-7, 2000, Lot 8022, not illustrated, sold for $575.00  From the Conrad Sommers Collection

NGC MS-63.  Ex- Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "October 2000 Long Beach Sale" October 5-7, 2000, Lot 8021, not illustrated, sold for $661.25

PCGS MS-63.  Ex- Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "October 2000 Long Beach Sale" October 5-7, 2000, Lot 8020, not illustrated, sold for $776.25

MS-63.  Ex - Bowers and Merena Galleries, "The Harry W. Bass, Jr. Collection, Part IV Sale", November 20-21, 2000, Lot 964, illustrated, sold for $1,035.00  Purchased from the Goliad Corporation, December 16, 1971

PCGS MS-63.  Ex - Superior Galleries' "The ANA 2001 National Money Show Auction", March 8-9, 2001, Lot 955, sold for $920.00

PCGS MS-63.  Ex - Superior Galleries' "The ANA 2001 National Money Show Auction", March 8-9, 2001, Lot 956, sold for $948.75

PCGS MS-62.  Ex- Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "October 2000 Long Beach Sale" October 5-7, 2000, Lot 8019, not illustrated, sold for $690.00  From the Conrad Sommers Collection 

MS-60.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coin & Collectibles' "The Fairchild Family Trust Collection Sale", May 28-30, 2001, Lot 1594, not illustrated, sold for $3,450.00

ANACS MS-60.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "The California Sale", October 2-3, 2000, Lot 1258, sold for $368.00

Choice Extremely Fine.  Ex- Stack's "The September Sale", September 12-13, 2000, Lot 1862, sold for $402.50

Notes:
The finest Uncirculated example graded by PCGS is a single MS-66.

The finest Proof examples graded by PCGS are 6 PR-66's.

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