One of the all-time finest collections of Saint-Gaudens Double Eagle gold coins listed in the PCGS Set Registry®, the A&A Saints Collection, will go on auction on eBay starting at 6 pm Pacific time March 29 through April 8, 2018.
The set includes the finest known 1932 "Saint," graded PCGS Gold Shield MS66+ and formerly in the famous collections of Dr. Steven Duckor and David Akers.
The seller will donate a portion of the auction proceeds to combat counterfeits in the numismatic marketplace.
"The amazing A&A Saints Collection is ranked as the fourth all-time finest in the PCGS Set Registry with a remarkable weighted grade point average of 65.77 and a GPA with ‘Top Pop’ bonuses of 66.13," explained Barry Stuppler, President of Woodland Hills, California-based Mint State Gold by Stuppler (www.MintStateGold.com), who is representing the anonymous seller.
"Twenty-one of the collection’s 52 coins are either the finest known or tied for the finest known. Ten of these historic coins previously belonged in the most renowned collections assembled over the decades by the country’s most respected collectors. This is the largest set of its kind ever offered on eBay," said Stuppler.
In addition to the 1932 Saint, other highlights of the A&A Saints Collection include the:
- 1907 High Relief Wire Edge, graded PCGS Gold Shield MS67, ex. Harry Bass;
- 1909-D, PCGS Gold Shield MS67 CAC tied for finest known, ex. Louis E. Eliasberg, Sr. and Duckor collections;
- 1914, PCGS Gold Shield MS66+ CAC finest known, ex. Duckor; and
- 1924 PCGS Gold Shield MS68 finest known.
Given the collection’s overall outstanding grade point average, and the historic pedigree of many of the individual coins, Stuppler estimates its value to be more than $7 million. The entire collection can be viewed at www.SaintSet.com.
After the sale is completed, three percent of the sale proceeds will go to nonprofit organizations including the Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles, The ALS Association, and the Anti-Counterfeiting Education Foundation.
"We are honored to partner with Stuppler in the auctioning of the A&A $20 Gold Saint-Gaudens Collection," said an eBay spokesperson. "Our ability to reach a broad, sophisticated market of 170 million active buyers is the perfect fit for this unique coin collection. We recognize that bidders will go beyond the typical coin collectors, as this is a chance to own a truly one of a kind investment."
Nicknamed "Saints" and placed into circulation from 1907 to 1932, the U.S. $20 denomination Double Eagle gold pieces were exquisitely designed more than a century ago by acclaimed sculptor Augustus Saint-Gaudens at the request of President Teddy Roosevelt.
"The winner of the auction for this collection of America’s most beautiful gold coins will join the ranks of the most respected collectors today," stated Stuppler, President of the Professional Numismatists Guild and a former President of the American Numismatic Association.
For more information and to bid on the collection, visit: www.SaintSet.com or call 888-454-0444.
An Ebay auction of this caliber…cant wait to see how this gold rush pans out lol.
Hope the sellers are profitable, donating monies to some amazing charities.
The coins are out of my league, but will definitely watch the bidding.
What a spectacular collection! What say we go in on it together and then arrange for joint, part-time custody?
Will be interesting to *sea what country the *American*Saints end up in!
I have a feeling that American and European investment firms are going to own the majority of these coins. I see a vault in their future. lol
Most of these $20 gold Saint-Gaudens coins were in European bank vaults after most gold ownership was outlawed in the USA in 1933. Heritage Rare Coin & Auction Company of Dallas, Texas has been repatriating them mostly from vaults in Switzerland & Germany since the 1980s. Who knows how many are still in vaults of banks & private vaults in Europe still. The mintages on most of these gold coins was high as they were meant for circulation & were common from 1907-1932 in the USA.
Happy collecting everyone!
In 1990 I was at Heritage Galleries in Dallas where Steve Ivy & Jim Halperin & I had a meeting & I got to hold one of President Theodore Roosevelt’s personal specimens of the 1907 High Relief Saint-Gaudens $20 double eagle gold coins being offered by Heritage for $250,000. His heirs finally decided they were tired of looking at it & would rather have current fiat FRN banknotes instead! It was amazing to see & hold & it hadn’t been slabbed yet so I got to hold it by the edges & have a “numismatic orgasm”! LOL
Joe Brown & Mouse,
I’ll play the devil’s advocate here and opt for a Middle Eastern, specifically Saudi Arabian destination for this collection. Now that HRH The Crown Prince of Camel Lot has his brand new 500 million dollar yacht and his full size old castle in France he’ll need a few trinkets and baubles like that to tip the staff of each with.
Old Collector (& Gratuity Projector)
Old Collector – Shared custody of such rare pieces of history lol I will only be able to study them by picture…these coins are so out of my league. Seth – You are very lucky to have held such an amazing piece of history. Photos do to not compare to having one in your hands…I’m glad you did not run lol not a good idea in Texas lol It will be time for an American investor to step up financially to ensure these treasures / pieces of American history remain on American soil. We will see who shows up to… Read more »
Seth Riesling, That’s both some interesting information (1st comment) and a great story (2nd comment) regarding the Saint Gaudens gold Double Eagles; thanks for sharing that. So, I guess the way it goes is that one guy (El Presidente F.D.R.) banned all the private gold including those Double Eagles, some people however managed to hide them, and now a bunch of those prudent folks – otr more likely their descendants – want to cash in on them. Well, I guess since you can’t really eat gold why not grab the cash instead and before you can say “robber baron” three… Read more »
Old Collector – “banned all private gold” – any government that thinks they can take what is mine, not gonna happen. I would have been one of those that kept their gold…for my children, their right, not a government.
History of coins fascinates me. They are more than objects of gold and silver.
Go to the head of the class. I have wondered many a time myself as to exactly what possessed the American citizenry of that day to WILLINGLY SURRENDER all of their privately-owned gold coins to the national government quite simply in response to what was without a shadow of a doubt a dictatorial decree of the first order! What, if anything, were they thinking to make them behave like typical Stepford Wives by being so totally compliant and unbelievably docile in this particular regard?
Old Collector – This is an area of history I will definitely need to research. These fantastic historical coins are a true testament to what they stand for…”Liberty”. Glad the owners kept all their gold, freedom is not complacency…it’s the right to say no…the right to private ownership of all. The government works for the people not the other way around.
Mouse, Most unfortunately for us, politicians say they work for us only with their fingers tightly crossed behind their backs. If this were in fact NOT the case, they wouldn’t continuously sell us out to the interests of the embedded kleptocracy as represented by its horde of well-funded lobbyists on Capitol Hill. What adds insult to injury in this respect is that Congressmen and Senators can be bought for literally fractions of cents on the dollar, which is to say they are happy to continue wasting billions upon billions of taxpayer dollars on one worthless special interest project after another… Read more »
Just checked out the auction sit for these beauty’s. Pictures / description and perspective sale price. This is gonna be a big money auction. I would not pass the pre screen to bid lol each wining bid has the option to fly to California and pick up the coin or coins directly from the seller or have them delivered via armed guard to their business lol. These historical gems are truly for the high level collector. Still love to appreciate them by picture. Cant wait to see what they go for.