1916-S Saint-Gaudens Double Eagle. MS-66 (PCGS). CAC.A flashy and impressively preserved example of this challenging issue. The complexion is overall satiny, painted in a mix of deep orange-gold and vivid pinkish-apricot colors. Well produced and visually stunning.<p>One of the more underrated mintmarked issues among pre-1920 Saint-Gaudens double eagles, the 1916-S is rarer than the 1911-D, 1914-D, 1914-S and 1915-S. This despite the fact that thousands of Mint State examples have been repatriated since the 1970s, including a particularly impressive bounty of more than 4,000 coins located in El Salvador in 1983. Although underrated, the 1916-S is still obtainable with ease in most Uncirculated grades, to include even MS-65. In MS-66, as here, the conditionally challenging nature of the issue comes to the fore. Only seven coins rank finer than the present example at PCGS, in fact, all in MS-66+. This is definitely a scarce offering that represents a significant bidding opportunity for the quality-conscious gold enthusiast.PCGS# 9169. NGC ID: 26FX.CAC Stickered Population: 32; 0.