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Orange-Tinged 1911 Double Eagle, MS65
Conditionally Rare Any Finer

1911 $20 MS65 PCGS. CAC. For the five-year sequence beginning in 1911, the Philadelphia Mint's output of double eagles never topped 200,000 pieces, and the 1911 issue (production 197,250 pieces) came closest to that figure. While the 1911 is priced essentially "at type" in grades through MS60, by the Select level condition rarity effects have kicked in, and Gems such as the present coin are borderline condition rarities. Orange overtones are prominent on otherwise yellow-gold surfaces that have broad cartwheel luster sweeping across each side and a touch of texture in the fields. Marks on Liberty's leading leg account for the grade. Population: 37 in 65 (1 in 65+), 11 finer (9/12).(Registry values: N4719) (NGC ID# 26FJ, PCGS# 9157)

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October, 2012
18th-21st
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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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