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Splendid Gem 1926-S Saint-Gaudens Double Eagle

1926-S $20 MS65 PCGS. One of the more attractive 1926-S Saints to ever come our way, this distinctive Gem representative is liberally highlighted in flashes of bright orange patina. Both the strike and luster are equally impressive on this extensively melted issue and mentionable abrasions are limited to a series of marks just below Liberty's waist. A few other luster grazes are noted near the center of the eagle's forewing. All in all, the technical merits of this piece secure its importance to the quality conscious collector of the demanding Saint-Gaudens series and its beauty is almost unsurpassable. Population: 17 in 65, 1 finer (11/05).(Registry values: N7079) (NGC ID# 26GF, PCGS# 9185)

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January, 2006
3rd-7th Tuesday-Saturday
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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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