||1928 $20 MS65 NGC. CAC. The year 1928 saw record double eagle production totaling nearly 9 million coins, ensuring the issue's survival in moderate quantities. The majority of the mintage, however, was apparently melted during the mid-1930s or lost in foreign trade, as survivors are not nearly as plentiful as are those of the lower-mintage 1924 and 1927 issues. That said, finding an attractive high-grade example is not difficult, and Garrett and Guth note: "For the type collector, the radiant luster, sharp strikes, and booming eye appeal make the 1928 double eagle a perfect choice." This Gem representative possesses all the above characteristics, and showcases satiny honey-gold radiance on nearly unabraded surfaces. Overall, this coin is a beautiful example of the final readily available issue in the Saint-Gaudens double eagle series. Ex: Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society.
Realized $2585.00. Description courtesy of Heritage Auctions.