Gavels ‘n’ Paddles: 1927-D double eagle coin, $1.292 million, Heritage
Recent Auction Results From Near & Far
By Ken Hall
A legendary 1927-D double eagle U.S. gold coin, the rarest coin ever minted in Denver and the key among circulation issue Saint-Gaudens double eagles, sold for $1.292 million at an auction of the Bently Collection held March 20 by Heritage Auctions in Dallas, Tex. Also, an 1870-CC (Carson City) golden eagle, graded AU53 by PCGS, went for $411,250; an octagonal $50 gold piece with lettered edge struck by U.S. Assayer Augustus Humbert in 1851 rose to $282,000; and a 1930-S double eagle made $176,381. Prices include a 17.5 percent buyer’s premium.