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1920-S $20

2001 February Long Beach Signature Sale #248

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Auction Ended On: Feb 23, 2001
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Key 1920-S Saint-Gaudens Double Eagle
1920-S $20 MS 61 PCGS. With the exception of the 1927-D and 1933 (both of which are considered non-collectible), the 1920-S is the rarest Saint-Gaudens double eagle after the 1921. This coin is the only MS 61 example known to PCGS (12/00), and the surfaces are uncommonly lustrous for the grade. The number of abrasions is also minimal, and most features are well defined. As befits the issue, both sides are richly frosted with beautiful orange-gold color. A significant bidding opportunity for advanced gold collectors.
From the David & Jeannie Cheung Collection. (NGC ID# 26FZ, PCGS# 9171)

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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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