DESCRIPTION Superior 1928 Saint-Gaudens Double Eagle1928 Saint-Gaudens Double Eagle. MS-67 (PCGS).
An awe-inspiring, conditionally rare example of this perennially popular 20th century U.S. gold type. Sharply struck with a full quota of smooth, frosty luster, both sides also possess lovely toning in vivid golden-apricot. Struck on the eve of the Great Depression, the 8,816,000 double eagles struck at the Philadelphia Mint in 1928 proved to be by far the largest mintage, and also the last readily available issue for the entire Saint-Gaudens series. A significant portion were shipped abroad in international trade while a smaller quantity were paid out domestically. The massive Treasury melts of the 1930s took their toll on the coins that remained. The coins that sat in European and South American vaults fared better since the vast majority of the surviving specimens among those that returned stateside beginning in the 1940s and 1950s are Uncirculated. This issue is readily available up through Gem Mint State and even above. However, at the Superb Gem level, the numbers diminish drastically. Even the most selective of connoisseurs would be hard pressed to locate a finer example than that offered here.PCGS# 9189
.NGC ID: 26GK
PCGS Population: 97; 13 finer (all MS-67+).