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1926-D $20 MS63 PCGS....

2010 April-May Milwaukee, WI CSNS US Coin Auction #1139

 
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Auction Ended On: Apr 29, 2010
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The Midwest Airlines Center
400 West Wisconsin Avenue
Milwaukee, WI 53203

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Two-Toned 1926-D Double Eagle, MS63
Elusive Key Series Issue
1926-D $20 MS63 PCGS. Bowers' Guide Book of double eagles calls the 1926-D an "erstwhile formidable rarity," since until the late 1940s/early 1950s the issue was thought to be the rarest D-mint Saint, even rarer than the 1927-D which eventually came out in the top spot. Bowers adds, however, that "today the 1926-D is one of the key issues of the Saint-Gaudens series, with only a few hundred known to exist."
The present Select Mint State coin offers a bold strike throughout with two-toned variegated orange-gold and lilac coloration. Mostly minor ticks and pecks account for the grade, but the eye appeal is great. Population: 51 in 63, 24 finer (3/10).
From The Carter Family Collection.(Registry values: N7079) (NGC ID# 26GE, PCGS# 9184)

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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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