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1920-S $20

2000 February Long Beach Sale #222

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Auction Ended On: Feb 11, 2000
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Location: Long Beach, CA
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Delightful 1920-S Saint-Gaudens Twenty in Select BU
1920-S $20 MS 63 PCGS. In Mint State grades, the 1920-S is more difficult to locate than the prized 1907 Extremely High Relief, 1927-D, 1931-D, and 1930-S issues and ranks as one of the premier rarities in the Saint-Gaudens double eagle series. Although Walter Breen's estimate (1988) that 8-12 examples survive has probably been rendered irrelevant by the emergence of coins from European banks, NGC and PCGS combined still report only 18 specimens in MS 63 with 15 finer (9/99). The lightly marked surfaces of this Select example show competing swirls of orange-gold and rose-gold coloration over powerfully struck features. The mint-made "indentation" on the reverse rim above the eagle's beak is a diagnostic feature of the issue. A deservedly rare double eagle and a lot that should see spirited bidding from 20th century gold specialists. (NGC ID# 26FZ, PCGS# 9171)

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The Coinage of Augustus Saint-Gaudens as Illustrated by the Morse and Duckor Collections
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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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