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1908-S $20 AU53 PCGS....

2012 August 2-5 US Coins Signature Auction- Philadelphia #1173

 
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Auction Ended On: Aug 3, 2012
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Location: Sheraton Philadelphia Downtown Hotel
201 North 17th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103

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1908-S Saint-Gaudens Twenty, AU53
Low-Mintage Early Series Issue
1908-S $20 AU53 PCGS. Writing in their 2006 publication, the Encyclopedia of U.S. Gold Coins 1795-1933, Jeff Garrett and Ron Guth note that: "The 1908-S issue is the first truly low-mintage issue." They refer, of course, to the Saint-Gaudens series of double eagles, which began in 1907. The 1908-S mintage was, indeed, a very low production of only 22,000 pieces. This reddish-gold piece is lightly circulated, with just a few scattered marks on each side.(Registry values: N1793) (NGC ID# 26FA, PCGS# 9149)

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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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