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Significant 1927-S Twenty, MS 60 PCGS

1927-S $20 MS 60 PCGS. Although alloy spots are encountered with alarming regularity on examples of this issue, the present BU survivor is free of any disturbances to its orange-gold color. There are scattered abrasions, all of which are consistent with the grade. In sum, this is a well struck coin whose eye appeal would do justice to a higher grade. The relatively high mintage (3.1 million pieces) 1927-S owes its rarity to widespread melting during the Depression, and it is one of the ten scarcest issues of this type.
From the David & Jeannie Cheung Collection. (NGC ID# 26GJ, PCGS# 9188)

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February, 2001
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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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