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Conditionally Elusive 1926-D Twenty, MS62

1926-D $20 MS62 PCGS. The 1926-D and 1925-S are among two of the later Saint-Gaudens issues that were never found in significant quantity in overseas hoards, a status that helps explain their position today as conditionally elusive issues in the series despite moderate to large original mintages. In this respect they share part of the spotlight that is much brighter on their more famous cousin, the fabled 1927-D double eagle, of which about a dozen are available in the numismatic marketplace. So far as is known, no examples of the 1927-D ever surfaced in international holdings.
The present 1926-D, graded MS62 PCGS, exhibits bright, frosted mint luster with yellow-gold centers surrounded by deeper orange-gold at the margins. Population: 46 in 62, 80 finer (1/11).(Registry values: N4719) (NGC ID# 26GE, PCGS# 9184)

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February, 2011
3rd-6th
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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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