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Lustrous 1926-D Double Eagle MS61

1926-D $20 MS61 PCGS. Decades ago, the 1926-D was a prized rarity within the series of Saint-Gaudens double eagles. Since the 1970s when a steady stream of gold coins formerly held in European bank vaults found their way back to the United States, rarity rankings have been dramatically adjusted. As a result, this once elite issue is now somewhat underappreciated when compared to other former rarities. Both the strike and luster on this dazzling reddish-gold example are the equal of much higher graded examples, but a deep, lengthy vertical abrasion along the right obverse border necessitates a more conservative rating. Population: 16 in 61, 92 finer (11/06).(Registry values: N4719) (NGC ID# 26GE, PCGS# 9184)

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January, 2007
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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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