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MS65 1915 Double Eagle
Orange-Gold Luster

1915 $20 MS65 NGC. This Gem Saint-Gaudens twenty from Philadelphia has distinctive coloration, primarily orange-gold over sun-yellow with a significant greenish overtone that appears when the surfaces are tilted away from the light. Features such as Liberty's torch hand are a trifle softly struck, but the definition is better elsewhere. While the 1915 double eagle defies its modest mintage to be a relatively accessible date in grades through MS64, better examples such as the present piece prove far more elusive, and are actually condition rarities. Census: 40 in 65, 1 finer (2/12).(Registry values: N4719) (NGC ID# 26FV, PCGS# 9167)

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April, 2012
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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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