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Magnificent Gem Proof 1910 Saint-Gaudens Double Eagle to be Featured in our March 2018 Baltimore Auction

Among the numerous highlights of our March 2018
Baltimore Auction is an incredible Gem Proof 1910 Saint-Gaudens double eagle
that will be offered in lot
2370
of our Rarities Night session. This example, certified
Proof-66+ by NGC, displays rich yellow-gold surfaces and moderately reflective
fields. The strike is remarkably sharp, with a distinct wire rim tracing the
upper circumference across each side. Satiny mint frost blankets the design
elements, enhancing the pristine and untouched surfaces. Expertly produced and
ideally preserved, this specimen delivers eye appeal and technical quality that
is choice for the assigned grade.

The 1910 double eagle featured a Satin finish
traditionally referred to as the "Roman Finish," that was developed
in 1909 as an alternative to the coarser Sandblast finish used in 1908. As was
true with the small denomination Proofs, the similarity of the Satin finish to
circulation strike examples was unappealing to collectors and very few Proof
1910 double eagles were sold. Just 167 Proof examples were struck and attrition
through melting of unsold examples was high. PCGS CoinFacts provides an
estimate of only 60 to 75 survivors in all grades, with fewer than 35 coins in
Gem condition. Most pieces are of lower quality, generally no finer than Choice
Proof-64, and beginning at the Proof-65 level the 1910 emerges as the fifth rarest
Proof of the type. Even the Proof MCMVII (1907) High Relief is seen more
regularly in today’s market, as are the Proofs of 1908, 1911, 1912 and 1913.
The present example is among the finest survivors, with only six finer grading
events up through Proof-68 reported by NGC. This lovely Satin Proof twenty
combines beauty and rarity and will be ideal for advanced collectors of gold or
20th century coinage.

With its tremendous array of exciting material, our
March 2018 Official Auction of the Whitman Coin & Collectibles Expo
delivers a dynamic selection of rarities. This incredible Proof-66+ (NGC) 1910
double eagle in lot
2370
accompanies such highlights as a near-Gem 1958 Doubled Die
Obverse Lincoln Cent in lot
2146
 and the magnificent Proof-63 Cameo (PCGS) 1879 Quintuple
Stella from the Garrett Collection in lot
2272
. The sale is available for viewing and bidding in its entirety
online at www.StacksBowers.com.
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