1909-D $20 MS65 PCGS. This issue's original mintage of 52,500 pieces is the fourth lowest in the Saint-Gaudens series, afte...
Interestingly, this also appears to be a possible example of the D over D variety discovered by Dave Bowers in 1988, and described by him this way in the Norweb Collection Part III catalog: "Under magnification, to the right of the mintmark is seen a veritable "bird's nest" of curly lines, raised lines in the coin, indicating these lines were in the die-a quite fascinating situation. Under magnification, there appears a tiny 'D' mintmark under the regular-sized letter. It is likely that this tiny D was punched by error. Some of these grinding marks are what remain today as curlicues. Then the regular-sized wide D mintmark was overpunched."
From The Delbert McDougal Set of $20 Saint-Gaudens Coins.(Registry values: N7079) (NGC ID# 26FD, PCGS# 9152)
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