1925 S $20 PCGS AU 58
Service: PCGS | Rating: AU 58
The tremendous mintage reported for the 1925-S double eagle should be all but forgotten, as most of this issue ended up being melted in the 1930s (like so many other branch-mint issues of the period). Those that did survive can likely be traced back to meager hoards held by European banks, or they were squirreled away by fortunate American collectors. This date sometimes comes with a bold strike and splendid luster. A tiny handful of superb coins are known. A scant 21 coins have been certified as MS-64, and two examples have graded MS-65. Two pieces have reached the MS-66 level, and two more coins are graded MS-67. There is a single PCGS MS-68 coin. Overall, the 1925-S issue ranks 13th for the 54-coin series in terms of certified numbers to date. Significant auction results include a PCGS MS-67 coin (November 2005) for $287,500, and another example, an NGC MS-65, sold for $86,250. There was also a gem Uncirculated piece (May 1998) that sold for $209,000.
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