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1908-S Saint-Gaudens Double Eagle, MS62
Conditionally Rare Mint State issue

1908-S $20 MS62 PCGS Secure. From a low mintage of just 22,000 pieces, the 1908-S Saint-Gaudens double eagle is a scarce date, even in lower Uncirculated grades. The issue is a prime condition rarity in the series, and David Akers believes it is as rare as the famous 1932 in Gem condition. An attractive MS62 coin makes sense for most collectors, in view of the formidable rarity of the date in high grade. The present coin is sharply struck, with pleasing green-gold surfaces and bright, frosty luster. A scattering of grade-consistent, minor handling marks are present on both sides, including a short, diagonal scratch in the left obverse field. Currently, PCGS has certified 48 examples in MS62, with 72 finer (6/10).(Registry values: N4719) (NGC ID# 26FA, PCGS# 9149)

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August, 2010
11th-15th
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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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