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1927-S $20 AU58 PCGS....

2008 January Orlando, FL (FUN) Signature Coin Auction #454

 
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Auction Ended On: Jan 10, 2008
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Orange County Convention Center
North/South Building
9400 Universal Blvd.
Orlando, FL 32819

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Auction, Room 230 B

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Rare 1927-S Double Eagle, AU58
1927-S $20 AU58 PCGS. Part of the limelight shining on the 1927-S is reflected glory from the luminescent 1927-D, "legitimately viewed as the rarest circulation strike of any Saint-Gaudens double eagle except 1933" (Bowers Guide Book of Double Eagles). However, the 1927-S is also quite a rarity in its own right, one that Bowers describes as "very rare" and "usually found in AU or lower Mint State grades." This piece is just a hair's breadth away from Mint State, showing as light rub on Liberty's breast and the highpoint of the eagle's left wing. As usually seen on this issue, the Capitol dome and some of the obverse letter tops and the extreme top of the torch are softly struck. Deep yellow-gold surfaces still retain much of their original mint luster. A nice coin for the grade.(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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