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1926-S Double Eagle, MS64
Conditionally Elusive

1926-S $20 MS64 NGC. Collectors who look at mintage figures to understand rarity will fail to recognize the importance of the 1926-S double eagle. A large percentage of the more than 2 million coined were melted a decade later after the gold recall of the 1930s returned millions of gold coins to the Treasury. Heavy die polish in the fields of this Choice Mint State piece results in reflective fields. Few marks are evident on either side of this piece. NGC has only certified 24 finer examples (7/12), and the average certified grade is just MS63.(Registry values: N2998) (NGC ID# 26GF, PCGS# 9185)

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August, 2012
2nd-5th
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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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