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Historic 1920-S Ten Dollar, XF45
An Unusual Circulated Example

1920-S $10 XF45 PCGS. Among the most famous (as well as earliest) melt rarities in the 20th century gold series, the 1920-S was practically wiped out in the two decades after its creation, rendering the official production of 126,500 pieces meaningless. Ownership of any example is a mark of accomplishment, and this Choice XF example, an unusual circulated representative, can fulfill the dream for the winning bidder. Still-lustrous canary-gold and sun-yellow surfaces are lightly worn across the higher parts of the devices. Both sides show scattered light abrasions, and a wispy mark travels from Liberty's lips to the rim. Nonetheless, an appealing and important coin. Population: 2 in 45, 50 finer (11/10).
From The Las Vegas Collection, Part Two.(Registry values: N4719) (NGC ID# 28H8, PCGS# 8881)


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Auction Dates
January, 2011
5th-9th Wednesday-Sunday
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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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