1926-S $20 Saint-Gaudens Double Eagle PCGS MS64 CAC



1926-S $20 Saint-Gaudens Double Eagle PCGS MS64 CAC. Fully struck with fabulous luster and possessing of a rich medium orange gold color. Until the early to mid-1950’s, the 1926 San Francisco mint Double Eagle was considered to be not only one of the three greatest rarities in the Saint-Gaudens Double Eagle series (the 1924-S and 1926-D were the other two), but it was also considered to of the most important and rarest of all U.S. gold coins regardless of series. During the 1950’s, however, quantities of of this issue started turning up in European banks. Over the next several decades, specimens came onto the market with some regularity and, as a result, the 1926-S is no longer considered to be the awesome rarity it was once thought to be. In fact, in Choice Uncirculated (63) or lower, the 1926-S is only scarce and certainly not rare. Very Choice Uncirculated examples, like this one, are moderately rare, but still obtainable with only a little difficulty. Getting the CAC “green bean” proves to be a greater challenge as only 39 have beenĀ endorsed with a mere 9 finer. This is approximately 10% of the current PCGS population of 344 coins in MS64. A Very Choice specimen to be put away for a few years and let the value mature like a fine wine…