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Select 1926-D Saint-Gaudens Twenty
Scarce, Underrated Issue

1926-D $20 MS63 PCGS. This is a lower-mintage issue with just 481,000 pieces struck. Most examples of this date were melted, with few remaining survivors. Certainly a few reached circulation, but most that were released found immediate storage in bank vaults. The typical 1926-D Saint that reaches the market today is in Mint State, but at the lowest levels, either MS60 or MS61. This remains as one of the most underrated of all Saint-Gaudens double eagles.
Considering the assigned grade of this coin, it is hard to imagine a more attractive example. The surfaces have frosty luster, with rich antique-gold coloration at the borders on each side. It is a sharply struck example with nearly every detail boldly evident, except for the peripheral details at the bottom obverse. The dome of the Capitol, for example, is ill-defined. Despite this weakness in design, the overall aesthetic appeal and technical appearance are unaffected. There are only a few small marks in the obverse fields--convenient pedigree markers, should the collector consider it desirable to learn the ownership history. Like the 1925-S, to which it compares favorably in terms of overall rarity, the 1926-D is one of the most underrated Saint-Gaudens double eagles at the finer levels of Uncirculated. Population: 58 in 63, 22 finer (6/10).(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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