1921 $20 MS61 NGC....
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Seldom Seen Finer
A few coins were eventually released to well-connected collectors by Mint or Treasury officials through unofficial channels, the source for most high-grade coins we know about today. A few were also released into circulation, as the issue is one of the few Saint-Gaudens double eagles that is seen more often in circulated grades than Mint State. No large number of 1921 double eagles was ever found in foreign holdings, but David Akers remembers receiving as many as six specimen in a single shipment from Paul Wittlin, the European buyer for Jim Kelly and Paramount. Finally, research conducted by Dr. Charles W. Green in Mint records in the 1930s indicated that only 21 specimens of the 1921 double eagle had been released to the general public through official channels. Today, no more than 50-60 are extant in Mint State grades, with a like number of surviving circulated specimens.
The present coin is an attractive MS61 example, with well-detailed design elements and vibrant mint luster. The vivid green and orange-gold surfaces are lightly abraded for the grade, and this coin possesses ample eye appeal. This offering represents an important opportunity to acquire one of the classic rarities in 20th century coinage. Census: 17 in 61, 20 finer (6/13).(Registry values: N7079) (NGC ID# 26G2, PCGS# 9172)
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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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