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Uncirculated 1908-S Double Eagle
Lowest-Mintage Motto Issue

1908-S $20 MS61 NGC. Collectors of Saint-Gaudens twenties have long been enticed by the tiny mintage of the 1908-S. A mere 22,000 pieces were struck, the lowest of the entire series if the High Reliefs are excluded. Since gold coins still circulated in the West in 1908, a majority of certified examples are in XF or AU grades. But the present honey-gold piece exhibits unbroken cartwheel luster and lacks any singularly noticeable marks aside from a small nick on the obverse rim at 11 o'clock. In addition, the strike is precise except on the fingers of the torch hand. An opportunity to acquire the key pre-World War Motto issue in lustrous condition.(Registry values: N2998) (NGC ID# 26FA, PCGS# 9149)

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August, 2011
11th-14th
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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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