1911 $20 PR66 NGC. The year 1911 marked the abandonment
of the experimental "Roman Gold" method
of proofing, and a return to the 1908 matte proof
process. While the process was the same in 1911 as
it was in 1908, the results were noticeably different.
While the 1908 coins have distinctive coarse-grain,
khaki-green surfaces, the proofs from 1911 lack that
depth of color and show a finer granularity.
An even 100 proofs were struck to which Breen stated
that "probably fewer than 20 survive." It
is our belief that somewhere around 40 to 50 separate
pieces have survived today as recognizable proofs
from the original mintage.
A spectacular example, sure to please the specialist
of rare proof St Gaudens Double Eagles.
This one is sold.
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