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1925-D $20 MS65 PCGS....

2009 December Houston, TX US Coin Auction #1132

 
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Auction Ended On: Dec 4, 2009
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Location: George R. Brown Convention Center
1001 Avenida de las Americas
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Gem 1925-D Saint-Gaudens Twenty
One of the Finest Examples Known
1925-D $20 MS65 PCGS. This is a marvelous Gem example of this issue, one that was formerly thought to be a great rarity. According to the Coinage of Augustus Saint-Gaudens as Illustrated by the Phillip H. Morse Collection:

"At one time, the 1925-D was considered to be a major rarity, much more so than the 1920-S, 1930-S, 1931, and 1932. This was before an unknown quantity was discovered in the 1950s, followed by even larger quantities in Europe in the 1960s. Even to this day, small hoards of this date trickle out from time to time. Presently the 1925-D is regarded on par in rarity with the 1924-D, although in finer Mint State grades (MS65 and better) it is slightly rarer with only about a dozen examples certified."


Like so many issues in the series, the 1925-D has seen recent importations--in the case of the 1925-D, mostly from banks in France and Switzerland--that have lessened its rarity while adding to the number of high-grade examples.
The 1925-D is generally a well-produced double eagle, as well. Most examples are well struck, with frosty surfaces and above-average luster. This splendid piece is no exception. The coloration is a rich orange-gold, with radiant cartwheel luster emanating from the surfaces throughout. A sharp strike has brought up the details in Liberty's hair, gown, and branch hand, and bold definition characterizes the eagle's plumage. The frosty surfaces are relatively abrasion-free, save for a few small, scattered ticks that may have prevented an even higher grade. A memorable and conditionally rare Saint-Gaudens double eagle, one of just four Gems certified at PCGS, with only two coins graded even finer (10/09).(Registry values: N10218) (NGC ID# 26GB, PCGS# 9181)

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The Coinage of Augustus Saint-Gaudens as Illustrated by the Morse and Duckor Collections
Revised Edition by James L. Halperin, Mark R. Borckardt, Mark Van Winkle, Jon Amato, and Gregory J. Rohan, with special contributor David W. Akers

The Coinage of Augustus Saint-Gaudens is an issue-by-issue examination of these two artistically inspired series of gold coins. Each date and mintmark is reviewed with up-to-date information, much of which has never been previously published. The book is based on two extraordinary collections: The Phillip H. Morse collection and the Dr. and Mrs. Steven L. Duckor collection.

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