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1926-D MS 63 NGC. One of the rarest and still one of the most underrated and underappreciated issues in the Saint-Gaudens series, the '26-D twenty is an issue that has remained unaffected by the hoards of other dates that have surfaced in Europe over the past four decades. The surfaces on this select example display vibrant luster overlaid in lovely pinkish-gold and orange patina. There are a number of small, but unobtrusive marks over both sides that keep this eye appealing specimen from the choice category. In an unprecedented run of rare date Saints, this is merely the first of two high grade examples of this elusive D-mint. Population: 3 in 63, 5 higher. (NGC ID# 26GE, PCGS# 9184)

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June, 1995
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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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