consigned to our Official Auction of the March 2017 Whitman Coin &
Collectibles Expo is a lovely Choice Mint State 1906 Liberty double eagle only
recently reintroduced to the numismatic market. Rich honey-gold hues dominate
both sides, adorned by subtle green at the peripheries. The fields display
dense and satiny luster that complements the frosty, matte-like texture of the
design elements. The surfaces are overall smooth and attractive for the
assigned grade. This is a truly delightful piece.
1906 is among the scarcest 20th century Liberty double eagles, challenged
by just the 1902 and 1905 for absolute rarity. With a production figure of only 69,596 coins,
the 1906 is scarce in lower Mint State grades and quite elusive in MS-63 and
finer. It is noteworthy that even the National Numismatic Collection at the Smithsonian
is lacking a circulation strike example. While survivors have been slowly repatriated
from European holdings, these rarely exceed MS-61 or MS-62 preservation,
guaranteeing that MS-63 jewels like the present piece attract much attention
when they come to market.
Choice Mint State 1906 double eagle will be featured among numerous world-class
rarities in our March 2017 Official Auction of the Whitman Coin &
Collectibles Expo. To consign your collection to this exciting showcase event,
please contact our offices today at 1-800-458-4646 to speak with a Consignment
Director and see what Stack's Bowers Galleries can do for you.