The all-time finest collection of Saint Gaudens Double Eagle gold coins will be displayed in public for the first time at the Long Beach Coin, Currency, Stamp & Sports Collectible Expo held from September 4 – 6, 2014.
“The A&A Saints Collection has a grade point average of 65.63, and now ranks as both the current number one and all-time finest Saint-Gaudens $20 Gold Basic Set, Circulation Strikes (1907-1932) in the PCGS Set Registry™. This remarkable set includes eight of the finest known PCGS-certified Saint-Gaudens Double Eagles and 13 others that are tied for finest known.” said Cassi East, Long Beach Expo President.
Among the outstanding coins in the collection are:
- 1908-D No Motto, the finest known and graded PCGS MS66+
- 1909-D, pedigreed to the Eliasberg Collection, tied for finest known, PCGS MS67
- 1914, pedigreed to the Duckor Collection and the finest known, PCGS MS66+
- 1922-S, finest known, PCGS MS66+
- 1924, finest known, PCGS MS68
- 1927-D, pedigreed to the Bentley Collection, PCGS MS63
- 1932, pedigreed to the Akers and Duckor Collections, finest known, PCGS MS66+
“The A&A Saint-Gaudens Collection set will be exhibited for the first time anywhere in the Collectibles Display area of the Long Beach Expo. This display is courtesy of both the set’s anonymous Illinois owner and dealer Barry Stuppler of Stuppler & Company, Woodland Hills, California (booth #1129) who has been assisting the owner to build the amazing collection,” said East.
Stuppler stated: “After half a century as a collector and dealer, this is the finest gold coin collection I’ve ever had the pleasure of helping to build. The owner of this Saints set has been collecting for about 15 years and considers this the centerpiece of his many coin collections.”
The Long Beach Expo was started in 1964, and entertainment memorabilia from that era is part of the show’s 50th anniversary celebration. This includes 1964-era memorabilia of The Beatles, Rolling Stones, Cassius Clay/Muhammad Ali and Bob Dylan, as well as a classic mid-1960s red Ford Mustang convertible nicknamed, “Cherry Pie.” An original copy of The Beatles’ first U.S. recording contract with Vee Jay Records, valued today at $100,000, will also be displayed.
PCGS will offer a special opportunity for “crossover” service at the September show. The usual Crossover grading fee will be waived on coins submitted at the show that do not crossover into PCGS holders. Information about the PCGS Crossover Special can be found online at www.PCGS.com.
“More than 500 collectibles dealers attending the show buying and selling rare coins, gold, silver, paper money, stamps, sports memorabilia, estate jewelry and other collectibles. Heritage Auctions, official auctioneer of the Long Beach Expo, will conduct sales of United States and world rare coins and paper money, and there will be educational seminars and club meetings during the show,” said East.
Admission is $8 for adults, $4 for seniors and children aged 8 to 16. However, free admission coupons are available in advance online. Show hours are Thursday and Friday, September 4 and 5, from 10 am to 7 pm, and Saturday, September 6, from 10 am to 5 pm.
“Simply go to our website, www.LongBeachExpo.com, click ‘Get Passes,’ enter the special Promo Code, SEPTPR, and print out the free admission coupon to present at the show’s registration desk,” said East.