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Near-Gem 1924-S Double Eagle
In-Demand Mass-Melt Date

1924-S $20 MS64 NGC. Despite the mass meltings of the Roosevelt Administration, enough examples of dates such as the 1924-S have survived that several hundred collectors will have the opportunity to own one. The tradeoff, as always, is condition versus price, and this near-Gem is in the best possible grade before condition rarity takes over for the issue. An orange overtone, more prominent at the reverse and especially on the borders, lends color to flashy surfaces that are yellow otherwise. Detail is soft on Liberty's torch hand and toes, but these are relatively minor concerns. NGC has graded 20 pieces as MS65 or better (9/12).
From The Dr. Robert S. Wilson Collection.(Registry values: N4719) (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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