$25 million Elite Collection, the number one Saint Gaudens double eagles set in the PCGS Set Registry, will be displayed by GreatCollections at 2023 World’s Fair of Money
(Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania) — The finest set of historic Saint-Gaudens double eagles will be publicly displayed for the first time anywhere at the American Numismatic Association 2023 Pittsburgh World’s Fair of Money, August 8-12. The unparalleled collection, insured for $25 million, has been loaned by an anonymous owner to GreatCollections of Irvine, California, for the debut exhibit and is the top-ranking assemblage of Saint-Gaudens double eagles on the PCGS Set Registry.
“This is the complete Elite Collection that is ranked number one in the PCGS Set Registry in the category of Saint-Gaudens $20 Gold Basic Set, Circulation Strikes, And Proofs (1907-1932),” said Ian Russell, president of GreatCollections.
“There are 61 coins — 53 business-strike issues and eight proofs — and 35 of these beautiful gold coins are either the single-finest known or tied for finest. The average grade is a staggering 66.57,” explained Russell. “Some of these great Saints have been in such famous collections as Akers, Duckor, Eliasberg, Koessl, and Simpson.”
While the owner of the Elite Collection has been collecting for 23 years, it was only two years ago that he set his sights on acquiring the finest complete collection of Saint-Gaudens double eagles ever formed with most of the set sourced by GreatCollections.
Highlights of the Elite Collection set include:
1907 High Relief, Wire Rim and Flat Rim, both PCGS MS-67+, CAC
1907 PCGS MS-68 finest known, Ex. Fox-Simpson
1908 Motto Matte Proof PCGS PR-67 tied for finest known, CAC Ex. Koessl
1910 PCGS MS-66+ finest known, CAC, Ex. Duckor-Simpson
1910-D PCGS MS-67+ finest known, CAC, Ex. Duckor-Simpson
1911 PCGS PR-67+ finest known, CAC Ex. Eliasberg-Koessl
1914 PCGS PR-67 none finer, CAC, Ex. Koessl
1914-D PCGS MS-67 finest known, Ex. Simpson
1921 PCGS MS-65+, CAC, Ex. Eliasberg-Duckor-Simpson
1924-D PCGS MS-67 finest known, Ex. Stellar-Simpson
1927-D PCGS MS-66+, CAC, Ex. Eliasberg
“For decades, the Saint-Gaudens double eagle series has been revered by serious numismatists and, even more than 100 years from when it was first issued, is widely considered to be the most impressive coin ever minted. We are pleased to arrange this exhibit at the American Numismatic Association World’s Fair of Money in Pittsburgh so collectors can enjoy the very best Saints,” stated Russell.
The Elite Collection of Saint-Gaudens double eagles will be displayed at the GreatCollections booth, #1100, during the ANA convention at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center, 1000 Fort Duquesne Blvd., in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
For additional information about the coins, visit www.GreatCollections.com or call 800-442-6467. For additional information about the American Numismatic Association 2023 Pittsburgh World’s Fair of Money, visit www.WorldsFairofMoney.com.