1927-S $20 MS65 PCGS....
Ex: Duckor; Brahin
Prominent collector Stephen Duckor was kind enough to provide an account of this coin's history while it was in his remarkable collection. Dr. Duckor remembers purchasing the coin from New England Rare Coin Auctions sometime around 1979 (actually Boston Jubilee Auction, 7/1980, lot 367). At that time, the cataloger graded this specimen MS66 and stated, "Possibly the finest known." Third-party grading was still far in the future, and Dr. Duckor was able to examine the coin in its natural state. He found it to be completely natural, undipped, and noted a beveled rim on the reverse. This beveled rim is a characteristic that occurs frequently on coins produced at the San Francisco Mint during the 1920s. Dr. Duckor retained this coin in his collection for 26 years before selling it to Jay Brahin in 2006. Brahin retained it in his collection until he sold it to the current consignor a year later. A pedigree to either the Duckor or Brahin Collections is extremely important. A pedigree to both collections is a mark of distinction for any coin.
The present coin features a strong strike, with good detail in all the design elements. This is an important consideration with the issue; many examples display a weak strike and crumbling rims. Smooth, satiny luster radiates from the coin's surfaces. The rich coloration is predominantly orange-gold, but shades of mint-green and reddish-orange play on each side, more boldly on the reverse. The fields have minimal distractions, as expected at the MS65 level. A tiny bit of struck-in die grease, between the eagle's wing and the letters DO of DOLLARS, can be used as a pedigree marker. Overall, this example displays outstanding eye appeal. Beauty, rarity, and an illustrious pedigree make this coin a prize for the advanced collector.
Ex: New England Rare Coin Auctions (7/1980), lot 367; Dr. Steven Duckor (2006); Jay Brahin (2007).(Registry values: N10218) (NGC ID# 26GJ, PCGS# 9188)
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The Coinage of Augustus Saint-Gaudens is an issue-by-issue examination of these two artistically inspired series of gold coins.
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