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1929 Saint Gaudens Double Eagle Obverse     1929 Saint Gaudens Double Eagle Reverse
  


1929 $20 OR DOUBLE EAGLE

PCGS No: 9190

Mintage:

Circulation strikes: 1,779,750
Proofs: 0

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

Recent appearances:
PCGS MS-64.  Ex - Bowers and Merena Galleries, "The Harry W. Bass, Jr. Collection, Part IV Sale", November 20-21, 2000, Lot 979, illustrated, sold for $17,250.00  From Lester Merkin's sale of October 1966, Lot 543

NGC MS-64.  Ex - Superior Galleries' "The ANA 2001 National Money Show Auction", March 8-9, 2001, Lot 991, sold for $14,375.00

PCGS MS-63.  Ex- Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "October 2000 Long Beach Sale" October 5-7, 2000, Lot 8087, illustrated, sold for $12,075.00  From the Conrad Sommers Collection

Brilliant Uncirculated.  Ex - Stack's "65th Anniversary Sale", October 17-19, 2000, Lot 1957, plated, sold for $19,550.00  Ex Floyd T. Starr Collection.  Purchased privately on November 20, 1947

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

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