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High Grade 1925-D Saint-Gaudens Twenty
Seldom Found Finer

1925-D $20 MS64 PCGS. The mintmarked issues in the 1920s are generally characterized by significant mintages, yet most are elusive. Q. David Bowers wrote: "The 1925-D is another entry in the enticing lineup of later-date Saint-Gaudens mintmarks that once were rare, but today are less so, although it remains very elusive. Most are in the lower Mint State ranges and probably came from French banks in recent decades."
Though Choice pieces are available for a price, Gems and better are very rare. This example is an attractive representative with sharp overall definition. In fact, nearly all aspects of the design are boldly rendered. The surfaces have satiny luster with faint reflectivity in the yellow-gold fields, which exhibit subtle rose highlights. PCGS has graded only six pieces finer. (2/10).(Registry values: N4719) (NGC ID# 26GB, PCGS# 9181)


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March, 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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