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Rare Saints Featured at Heritage Auction

October 24, 2016

     Heritage Auctions is in New York for their next Signature Sale, October 31 through November 2. Featured is a nice variety of rarities throughout including a vast selection of rare date Saint Gaudens, which should add some excitement to an otherwise lackluster coin market.

     Among the double eagles available is a 1920 S in PCGS MS65 which has also been CAC approved. There are just two coins certified in MS66 and a total of 106 in all Mint State grades; MS65 has six certified by PCGS and NGC combined with just two possessing the CAC sticker. The current Market for MS65 is $255,000, but this price is the result of a very old transaction.

1920 S Saint Gaudens MS65 PCGS CAC

1920 S Saint Gaudens MS65 PCGS CAC is available at the Heritage Auctions New York U.S. Coins Signature Sale in New York, October 31 - November 2, 2016

     Another collector favorite will be the 1921 Saint graded PCGS MS62. While the grade is on the low end of Mint State, this is an opportunity to buy-in at a very reasonable price. The MS62 Market price is $105,000 but the MS63 jumps up to $178,500. There are only 25 coins certified higher than this MS62.

     Another important Saint available will be the 1927 S in PCGS MS65 CAC; there are nine certified in this grade with just two making the CAC approval. Even though there are 11 coins grading higher, the Market jump from MS65 to MS66 is $115,000 to $150,000 and this current coin is likely to approach the higher price. Below are a few of the many highlights from this sale.

1793 Liberty Cap Half CentPCGS MS62 BN$67,500
1797 Draped Bust Half Dime 16 StarsPCGS MS66 CAC$125,000
1825/4 Capped Bust QuarterPCGS MS66$36,500
1901 S Barber Quarter PCGS MS65$68,500
1795 Flowing Hair Dollar Three LeavesPCGS MS61$56,500
1870 S Seated DollarNGC XF40$540,000
1900 $2 ˝ GoldPCGS PR68 DCameo$44,500
1795 $5 Gold Small EagleNGC AU58$54,750
1795 $10 Gold 13 LeavesPCGS AU53$57,500
1909 $10 Gold IndianNGC PR66$72,500
1930 S $20 Gold St. GaudensPCGS MS64 CAC$130,000
1931 $20 Gold St. GaudensPCGS MS66$115,000
1932 $20 Gold St. GaudensPCGS MS66$115,000
1915 S $50 Gold Pan-Pac RoundNGC MS64$93,500
1915 S $50 Gold Pan-Pac OctagonalPCGS MS64$91,500

     This week’s Moderns Wholesale Market Dealer Price Guide is full of declining prices as the bullion market continues to languish. Common date $50 Gold Eagles have dropped to $1,300 in MS69; down by $50 in the last month. On the other hand the PR69 $50 Gold Eagles are higher at $1,485, the Proof issues have become more difficult to obtain. Some of the smaller denominations carry a slightly higher premium. Check out the rest of the charts for the latest updates.

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