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1924-S $20 MS64 PCGS....

2013 September 25 - 29 US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach #1189

 
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Auction Ended On: Sep 27, 2013
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Location: Long Beach Convention Center
100 S. Pine Avenue
Long Beach, CA 90802

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1924-S Double Eagle, MS64
Most Examples Melted
1924-S $20 MS64 PCGS. In the early coin-collecting going after the Franklin Delano Roosevelt Administration, picking the true rarities from among recent double eagle issues was a mystery. Which dates had been all but destroyed? Which were waiting in Central American or European banks, ready to be unleashed on collectors when the time was right? At one point the 1924-S was thought to be a top-tier rarity, but time has settled it into a mass-melted yet available-for-a-price issue ... except in grades finer than the MS64 example offered here, where PCGS has certified just three such coins (8/13). Light yellow-gold surfaces are softly lustrous with scattered marks but few significant abrasions.(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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