Spectacular NGC-graded Double Eagle in the Spotlight at Heritage Sale

Posted on 9/8/2020

Part of a mid-September auction, the rarity has an exceptionally high grade and an impressive pedigree.

An exceptionally high-grade Saint-Gaudens Double Eagle certified by Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®) is expected to sell for well into the six figures this month. Bidding for it and other NGC-graded rarities is under way in a Heritage Auctions US coins sale that ends September 20, 2020.

1907 High Relief Wire Rim Saint-Gaudens Double Eagle graded NGC PF 69 and pedigreed to the Tacasyl Collection.
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At center stage is the breathtaking 1907 High Relief Wire Rim $20 graded NGC PF 69. It is pedigreed to the NGC-certified Tacasyl Collection, a mesmerizing group of 27 vintage US gold coins that realized over $10 million in a 2013 sale. This particular coin has been off the market since realizing $573,300 in that auction.

NGC has graded more than 1 million Saint-Gaudens Double Eagles, and this is one of only four in the NGC Census (across all strikes and dates) that earned a grade this high. It comes from the inaugural year of the series whose design is regarded by many as the most beautiful in American coinage.

Another high-grade gold coin from more than a century earlier is also expected to generate lively bidding. An 1795 13 Leaves Eagle graded NGC MS 64 is among the highest-graded of this issue. As an example of the BD-1 variety, it is among the first $10 gold coins struck by the US Mint.

1795 13 Leaves Eagle graded NGC MS 64
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Other NGC-certified highlights in the sale include:

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