1926-D $20 MS64 NGC....
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The 1926-D, then, was not utterly annihilated like a handful of other issues from similarly late in the series (the most famous example being the 1927-D double eagle), but instead saw a limited release to safe-havens overseas, where they were rediscovered in the 1950s and 1960s. That rediscovery is key to the vintage but still valuable analysis of David W. Akers, who noted in 1982 (when he published the double eagle volume of United States Gold Coins) that he considered the 1926-D just outside his top ten in terms of Saint-Gaudens double eagle rarity.
This example is neither one of Q. David Bowers' "typical" coins, nor one of his (extremely) rare Gems. Instead, it is Choice, "merely" a condition rarity, but beautiful all the same. Orange overtones blossom on sun-yellow luster. The strike is decent, if a little soft on the peripheral devices, and while an abrasion is noted just above 3 o'clock on the obverse, the rest of the coin has few significant marks. A coin of considerable importance. Census: 9 in 64, 0 finer (11/10).(Registry values: N7079) (NGC ID# 26GE, PCGS# 9184)
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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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