1924-S $20 MS65 NGC....
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Schaumburg, IL 60173
Most all of the coins that came out of European banks in the 1950s and 1960s were heavily marked. Consequently, most certified specimens fall into the MS62 to MS64 range. Specifically, the population reports indicate nearly 750 surviving examples in that range. MS65 coins, with a certified population of just 21 pieces, are extremely rare, and finer specimens are virtually unobtainable.
The present Gem offering is thus among the finest examples of the 1924-S twenty that the advanced collector can hope to realistically acquire. Its highly lustrous surfaces yield attractive yellowish-gold patina imbued with hints of light green. The design elements exhibit sharp detail, including the the letters in LIBERTY (that are often weak on some specimens), the fingers of Liberty's hands, most of the panels in the Capitol building, and the eagle's plumage. A couple of small marks on the ankle of Liberty's right (facing) leg and one or two above the eagle's head may help identify the coin.
(Registry values: N7079) (NGC ID# 26G9, PCGS# 9179)
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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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