||1905-S $20 MS62 NGC. CAC. Double eagle production in San Francisco diminished in 1905, following record numbers of the coins being struck the year before (more than 5 million pieces), but not nearly to the extent that it did at the Philadelphia Mint. Still, the 1905-S is not quite as available as its mintage of more than 1.8 million pieces would suggest. It is easily found in grades through MS63, but becomes somewhat more elusive in Choice condition, with Gems being decidedly rare. This piece is certified in MS62, but showcases a degree of eye appeal that is superior to most other examples of equal grade. Vibrant mint bloom envelops the crisp design elements in rich golden warmth, while the grade-defining abrasions are minor. Ex: Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society.
Realized $2585.00. Description courtesy of Heritage Auctions.