1910 $20 PR65 NGC. The year 1910 represents the second year the Mint tried to placate collectors of the day with its modifi...
This particular coin has just such a finish as described by Breen, and of course, no trace of sandblasting. Every nuance of the design is fully developed on each side and there are no distracting contact marks present. However, for the sake of identification, there are a couple of copper-colored alloy spots in the center of the reverse. The official mintage for the 1910 proof was 167 pieces, but this number is suspiciously large. From the number of survivors, one has to conclude that either the original mintage was incorrect, or quite a substantial number were melted at year's end as unsold. Only 30 to 45 pieces are believed known today with probably no more than 20 different coins that are certified finer than this Gem.(Registry values: N7079) (NGC ID# 26GX, PCGS# 9207)
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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.
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