Finest Set of Saint-Gaudens Double Eagles at ANA Pittsburgh Show

$25 million Elite Collection, the number one Saints set in the PCGS Set Registry, will be displayed by GreatCollections at 2023 World’s Fair of Money

by Great Collections Coin and Currency Auctions | Published on June 9, 2023

(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.

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Highlights from the Eilte Collection of Saint Gaudens $20 Gold Double Eagles

“This is the complete Elite Collection that is ranked number one in the PCGS Set Registry in the category of St. Gaudens $20 denomination U.S. gold basic set, circulation strikes and proofs 1907-1932,” said Ian Russell, president of GreatCollections.

“There are 61 coins -- 53 business strike issues and 8 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 MS67+, CAC
  • 1907 MS-68 finest known, Ex. Fox-Simpson
  • 1908 Motto Matte Poof PR-67 tied for finest known, CAC Ex. Koessl
  • 1910 MS-66+ finest known, CAC, Ex. Duckor-Simpson
  • 1910-D MS-67+ finest known, CAC, Ex. Duckor-Simpson
  • 1911 PR-67+ finest known, CAC Ex. Eliasberg-Koessl
  • 1914 PR-67 none finer, CAC, Ex. Koessl
  • 1914-D MS-67 finest known, Ex. Simpson
  • 1921 MS-65+, CAC, Ex. Eliasberg-Duckor-Simpson
  • 1924-D MS-67 finest known, Ex. Stellar-Simpson
  • 1927-D 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 ANA Pittsburgh World’s Fair of Money 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 or call 800-442-6467. For additional information about the American Numismatic Association 2023 Pittsburgh World’s Fair of Money, visit .

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Source: Great Collections Coin and Currency Auctions

Great Collections Coin and Currency Auctions image GreatCollections, the official auction house of the American Numismatic Association, specializes in auctioning certified coins and banknotes, handling transactions from start to finish. Since its founding in 2010, GreatCollections has successfully auctioned over 1 million certified coins, making it one of the leading certified coin companies in the United States with annual sales in 2022 exceeding $270 million. Ian Russell, owner/president of GreatCollections, is a member of the prestigious Professional Numismatists Guild, member of the National Auctioneers Association and was recently named the ANA Harry J. Forman Dealer of the Year. For more information about GreatCollections, visit or call 800-442-6467.

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