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1924-S $20 MS62 PCGS....

2011 October 13-16 US Coins Signature Auction- Pittsburgh #1160

 
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Auction Ended On: Oct 14, 2011
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Location: David L. Lawrence Convention Center
1000 Ft. Duquesne Blvd.
Pittsburgh, PA 15222

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1924-S Double Eagle, MS62
Many Melted in the 1930s
1924-S $20 MS62 PCGS. Nearly three million double eagles were minted in San Francisco in 1924, but the issue is a scarcity today. Most of the mintage remained unreleased in Mint and Treasury vaults, and were consigned to the melting pot a decade later. However, enough remained in collectors hands, or overseas, that the issue is now scarce but not rare. The obverse of this example has a few small scrapes, with frosty yellow luster and wispy orange overtones. Additional scattered marks on each side are mostly hidden in the design elements.(Registry values: N2998) (NGC ID# 26G9, PCGS# 9179)

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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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