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1927-S Saint-Gaudens Twenty, MS61
Rare in all Grades

1927-S $20 MS61 NGC. The 1927-S double eagle has a higher mintage than its Philadelphia counterpart, just over 3.1 million pieces versus under 3 million coins. That makes it a perfect illustration of just how irrelevant mintages are to rarity among late-date Saint-Gaudens twenties; the 1927 is one of the most common type coins of the series, while the 1927-S is scarce and costly regardless of condition. Because of numerous repatriations from Europe over the past 50 years, there are now perhaps as many as 120-140 Uncirculated examples known of the 1927-S. This piece has lost little of the frosted luster characteristic of the issue. Rather, the coin's grade is derived from numerous small abrasions that are peppered over both sides. The strike definition is also strong throughout. This is an unusual opportunity for the collector to acquire this scarcity in a lower and more affordable grade, while still purchasing a Mint State example. Census: 14 in 61, 77 finer (5/11).
From The Jeepy-Louise Collection.(Registry values: N4719) (NGC ID# 26GJ, PCGS# 9188)

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July, 2011
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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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