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Rich Orange-Gold 1927-S Twenty, MS62

1927-S $20 MS62 PCGS Secure. The 1927-S double eagle is among a few Saint-Gaudens double eagle issues from the 1920s that are considered less rare today than they were thought to be a few decades ago, including the 1926-D, 1924-S, and 1926-S. The 1927-S is still an elusive issue, if scarcely in the same class as its illustrious sibling, the 1927-D. Examples of the 1927-S are prized in all grades, particularly at the Mint State levels. This MS62 specimen boasts rich orange-gold color and radiant cartwheel luster. Scattered abrasions on Liberty's thighs and in the upper right obverse field account for the grade but fail to dampen the considerable appeal, and the reverse is choice for the grade. An attractive coin that merits spirited bidding.(Registry values: N7079) (NGC ID# 26GJ, PCGS# 9188)

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August, 2010
11th-15th
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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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