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Brahin Collection of Key Date Saint Gaudens $20 Gold Coins to be sold on Platinum Night at Fun

The Jay Brahin Collection, a selection of seven key date Saint-Gaudens Double Eagles assembled by a collector with a keen eye for quality will be offered as a part of Heitage’s Platinum Night festivities at 2010 January Orlando, FL FUN US Coin Auction, taking place January 6-10 in Orlando and over the Internet at www.HA.com/Coins.

1920-s_saint_Brahin_funJay Brahin’s name is well known to both the numismatic and investment communities. Although he can trace his first interest in rare coins back to the 1960s, he became a serious numismatist after the Millennium. His rise to the upper echelon of gold collectors was rapid, but it was based on three decades of investment acumen as a personal portfolio manager.

He quickly developed personal relationships with the key players and dealers in American gold, and his list of friends is a Who’s Who of American numismatics. The search for quality was the natural result of old business lessons and this new expert advice, and following old traditions.

Mr. Brahin also gives back to the coin community, currently serving as President of the 20th Century Gold Club. He has also become a sought after resource for books and articles on twentieth century gold coins, and his opinions can be found in the Wall Street Journal as well as CoinLink.

All seven coins in the collection are graded by PCGS, and all seven coins have received CAC stickers signifying that they are among the very best examples of their grade.

They include:
* 1920-S MS64 PCGS, an absolute and conditional rarity exceeded in grade by only eight other pieces seen by the two major services combined.
* 1924-D MS65 PCGS, rare as a gem, and surpassed by only three other coins.
* 1925-S MS65 PCGS, one of a mere nine coins graded by the major services in MS65 or higher.
* 1926-D MS65 PCGS, a condition census specimen and one of only five certified Gems, all by PCGS.
* 1927-S MS66 PCGS, the highest graded piece in this offering, and one of only nine certified this fine or higher.
* 1929 MS65 PCGS, one of the popular and rare late date Saints, surpassed by a mere six coins.
* 1931-D MS65 PCGS, a second and considerably rarer late date Saint in an absolute sense, exceeded in grade by only five coins.

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