DESCRIPTION Superior Gem 1911 $20Just 5 Finer at PCGS1911 Saint-Gaudens Double Eagle. MS-66 (PCGS).
Uniform matte-like texture blankets the surfaces of this captivating Gem. Faint peach coloration at the centers accents the overall sandy-gold coloration. The surfaces remain incredibly smooth under inspection and are complemented by an exceptional strike. An important survivor from this underrated issue, just 5 coins have been certified finer by PCGS.
With only 197,250 pieces produced, the 1911 has one of the lowest mintages among circulation strike issues of this type. Even so, its scarcity relative to most other issues in this series is not widely recognized outside of a small group of Saint-Gaudens double eagle enthusiasts. While enough Mint State examples have been repatriated from foreign bank hoards that the 1911 is available in grades up through MS-64, the situation changes considerably at the MS-65 level. PCGS estimates that only 175 coins survive across all Gem levels, and this piece is surely among the finest from this elite group.PCGS# 9157. NGC ID: 26FJ. http://www.pcgscoinfacts.com/Coin/Detail/9157http://www.ngccoin.com/NGCCoinExplorer/CoinDetail.aspxUCID=26FJ
PCGS Population: 15; 5 finer.