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Desirable 1927-S Saint-Gaudens Double Eagle, AU55 PCGS

1927-S $20 AU55 PCGS. Given its mintage of more than 3 million pieces, one would normally expect that the 1927-S would be readily available to today's collectors. Instead, it is a great rarity. Apparently, the typical 1927-S was not exported or used as bank reserves, and instead resided in Treasury vaults, before it was melted with its peers to line the vaults of Fort Knox with gold bars. Only a small number of 1927-S Double Eagles escaped Treasury holdings prior to the 1933 gold recall, and most of these are in costly Mint State grades. A few lightly circulated pieces are known, such as the present piece, which has essentially full mint luster despite a trace of wear on the eagle's breast and Liberty's knee. Clean surfaces and bright peach color only add to the eye appeal.(Registry values: N4719) (NGC ID# 26GJ, PCGS# 9188)

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Auction Dates
April, 2006
6th-7th Thursday-Friday
Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 8
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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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