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Popular 1909/8 Double Eagle, MS64

1909/8 $20 MS64 PCGS. FS-301. The 1909/8 overdate is not an especially rare variety across most grades, where it commands only a slight premium over its normal-date counterpart. Between MS60 and MS63, however, it begins to pull away, and at the MS64 level, the overdate becomes genuinely scarce. This is an attractive near-Gem, a trifle soft on Liberty's torch hand but well-defined elsewhere, including on the date. Lustrous yellow-gold surfaces have green and lilac overtones with an alloy spot in the rays to the right of Liberty. Minimally abraded and pleasing. PCGS has certified 20 finer examples (6/10).(Registry values: N4719) (NGC ID# 26FC, PCGS# 9151)

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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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