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High Grade 1926-S Double Eagle

1926-S $20 MS64 PCGS. Among the more carefully produced S-mint Double Eagles from the 1920s, the 1926-S almost always displays sharply struck features. This near-Gem is no exception, and the luster quality is no less impressive. Both sides are overlaid in warm satin luster that provides modest cartwheel effects as the coin turns under the light. There are no singularly mentionable bagmarks, and the obverse is free of both the peripheral bulging and the spindly die cracks that often plague survivors of this S-mint delivery. An orange-gold example with delicate overtones on the obverse and a tiny grease stain (as struck) in the left obverse field. (NGC ID# 26GF, PCGS# 9185)

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March, 2003
20th-23rd
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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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