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High-End MS64 1924-S Twenty
Seldom Seen Finer

1924-S $20 MS64 PCGS Secure. CAC. The 1924-S double eagle at one time was believed to be the single rarest issue in the series. Iconic dealer B. Max Mehl of Fort Worth, Texas, wrote at one point that he believed only three examples existed. As an example of the former rarity of this issue, Mehl in June 1941 cataloged the collection of William Forrester Dunham (1857-1936). The collection contained an 1802 half dime, an 1804 silver dollar, and an 1822 half eagle (three known)--but lacked a 1924-S double eagle.
This lovely, upper-end coin displays frosted, yellow-gold surfaces with a hint of reddish patina. The strike is sharp, if not completely full, and the only marks of any note are in a small cluster at the bottom of the torch. Several curious, short die cracks occur between the rays on the lower reverse. This is an issue that is almost never seen at the Gem level, as evinced by the PCGS population of three finer--two in MS65, one in MS67 (8/10).(Registry values: N4719) (NGC ID# 26G9, PCGS# 9179)


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September, 2010
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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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