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Gold remains dominant in surging rare coin market; 1921 Saint-Gaudens, Ex: Norweb, leads all lots at $218,500

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This 1921 Saint-Gaudens Double Eagle brought $218,500 at Heritage Auction's live coin event auctions. Photo courtesy Heritage Auction Galleries

DALLAS — With the final tallies for Heritage’s April 28-May 3 Milwaukee Central States Numismatic and Currency auctions in at more than $20 million jointly – $16.9 million in rare U.S. Coins and $3.1 million in rare currency – the totals of the two auctions, in combination with the previous week’s Chicago International Coin Fair World Coin auction – a $5.2 million event – made for a 10-day stretch that totaled more than $25 million in total for the company. “We continue to see great prices across all categories, with gold dominating,” said Greg Rohan, Heritage’s president.

The top lot in CSNS was the Select 1921 Saint-Gaudens Double Eagle MS63 PCGS, Ex: Norweb, a historic absolute and condition rarity with few peers in the world of numismatics, which brought $218,500.

“Gold currently rules, and the king is Saint-Gaudens,” said Rohan, “and the 1921 Saint-Gaudens double eagle is a premier rarity in the series, ranking as the third rarest regular issue, behind only the famous and ultra-rare 1933 and 1927-D examples. The price this very smart collector paid for this amazing and famous coin is money very well spent.” ?




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