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Semikey 1926-D Twenty, Choice AU
Lovely Two-Toned Surfaces

1926-D $20 AU55 PCGS. Even in AU55 grade as here, the 1926-D Saint-Gaudens twenty remains a semikey date today and is eagerly sought by hoards of collectors. This example may provide a convenient entry point, an affordable alternative to much-pricier Uncirculated examples. This Choice AU example is certified in an old PCGS green-label holder and shows lovely two-toned coloration, bright luster with yellow-gold near the margins ceding to deep lilac, orange, and reddish hues closer to the centers of each side. The soft strike around the peripheries is an anomaly that is quite often seen on this issue, and accordingly not overly distracting, as strongly struck examples are in a distinct minority.(Registry values: N2998) (NGC ID# 26GE, PCGS# 9184)

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Auction Dates
Nov-Dec, 2012
29th-2nd
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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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