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1927 St Gaudens Double Eagle - What Grade?

 
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 Posted 11/17/2019  4:35 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add Talc to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Hi there,

Recently inherited this coin (was a surprise, I don't live in the US)

Can anyone tell me what grade I can I expect and should I encapsulate (and who do I choose?)




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 Posted 11/17/2019  6:34 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Coinfrog to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Possible slight rub (AU-58), but could well be as high as MS-66, assuming it's genuine. Hard to be sure from pics.
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 Posted 11/17/2019  6:44 pm  Show Profile   Check vermontensium's eBay Listings Check vermontensium's eCrater Listings Bookmark this reply Add vermontensium to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Almost has a dipped look. Hard to judge from your photos.
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 Posted 11/17/2019  7:52 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add smalldawg59 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Need better pics to determine genuine-ness.
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 Posted 11/17/2019  8:27 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add bobby131313 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Heritage PCGS MS-66 on the left.


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 Posted 11/17/2019  9:04 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add okiepb to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Based on what Bobby put side by side with yours, I'm concerned that what you have may not be genuine.
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 Posted 11/17/2019  9:06 pm  Show Profile   Check vermontensium's eBay Listings Check vermontensium's eCrater Listings Bookmark this reply Add vermontensium to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
The surfaces are what concern me. Talc, do you have a weight?
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 Posted 11/17/2019  9:38 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add muddyknuckles to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
the weight would definitely help most decide on authenticity. does your coin have a lettered edge? Had to check myself to make sure it wasn't a denver mint coin. wowsers on that 27d $20 not that yours isn't necessarily drool worthy but sometimes a tiny letter makes all the difference.
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My first thought as soon as I saw this was that the overall look of the coin was not right. take photo of edge and get a weight on it to ensure that it at least passes those two tests so you don't waste your $ sending it off to a TPG
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 Posted 11/18/2019  09:37 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add joecoin to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Perhaps this coin was minted after they remodeled the Capital building?
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 Posted 11/18/2019  12:09 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Talc to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
33.44 grams

I remember my mother showing it to me in the late 1970s (she had inherited from her foster mother)

My mother knew nothing about coins and would have never have bought it. I know that there are plenty of Chinese knock-offs now but then?

Thanks for all the replies
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 Posted 11/18/2019  12:33 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add IndianGoldEagle to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
There are many red flags with this coin. Many of the details in the feathers and Liberty are not correct. I believe this one is counterfeit but you'll have to submit it to a TPG.
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 Posted 11/18/2019  1:18 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add GMS5 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I hope it is real, but from the pictures side by side The stars on your inherited coin look a bit mushy above the word Liberty, and the bottom of the torch looks pointier than the graded coin. The whole coin looks very soft.
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 Posted 11/18/2019  1:35 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Talc to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I've scanned the coin. Image resolution is poor however I think it still might be better than my previous pictures using my iphone.

Same coin





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