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1909 $20 MS65 NGC....

2010 January Orlando, FL FUN US Coin Auction #1136

 
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Auction Ended On: Jan 7, 2010
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Location: Orlando, FL
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1909 Saint-Gaudens Double Eagle, MS65
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1909 $20 MS65 NGC. At the Gem level, the 1909 Saint-Gaudens double eagle is a "sleeper" in the series, with its true rarity overlooked by most collectors. Experts estimate only 20-25 examples survive in MS65, and population data correlates well with this estimate.
The present coin is an impressive, fully struck Gem, with every detail of the intricate design brought up in clear definition. The surfaces are a satiny yellow-gold color, with a tinge of orange. A shallow, horizontal mark in the center of the obverse is the only mentionable flaw on this memorable specimen. Census: 8 in 65, 4 finer (11/09).(Registry values: N7079) (NGC ID# 26FB, PCGS# 9150)

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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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