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1924-S $20 MS62 PCGS....

2012 November 29 - December 2 US Coin Signature Auction - Houston #1177

 
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Location: George R. Brown Convention Center
1001 Avenida de las Americas
Houston, TX 77010

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1924-S Double Eagle, MS62
Rare, Once Upon a Time
1924-S $20 MS62 PCGS. A review of historical price data for the 1924-S double eagle is informative, instructing the reader of its perceived rarity over the years. In the late 1940s and early 1950s, the 1924-S was one of several issues that were important rarities, and valued higher than the 1927-D. In the early 1950s, this issue was valued at over $1,000. In the early 1970s, the value was $300 to $400, following the return of many from overseas holdings. Today, the 1924-S is considered a scarce issue, but not rare. This pleasing Mint State specimen has brilliant luster with wisps of green and pink toning. Both sides have myriad marks.(Registry values: N2998) (NGC ID# 26G9, PCGS# 9179)

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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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