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1927-S $20 AU58 PCGS....

2012 November 29 - December 2 US Coin Signature Auction - Houston #1177

 
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Auction Ended On: Nov 30, 2012
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Location: George R. Brown Convention Center
1001 Avenida de las Americas
Houston, TX 77010

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Near-Mint 1927-S Double Eagle
Scarce Issue in All Grades
1927-S $20 AU58 PCGS. The 1927-S Saint-Gaudens double eagle was once one of the elite rarities of the series, and it is still a scarce issue in all grades, although some coins surfaced in the European finds of the 1950s and 1960s. In recent years the 1927-S has been overshadowed by its ultra-rare Denver Mint counterpart, but the 1927-S is still the ninth-rarest issue of the 53-coin series.
The present coin is a charming near-Mint example, with just the slightest trace of high-point wear on the well-detailed design elements. The lustrous yellow and rose-gold surfaces are minimally abraded and attractive for the grade. Population: 24 in 58, 82 finer (10/12).(Registry values: N4719) (NGC ID# 26GJ, PCGS# 9188)

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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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