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Dave Bowers, in his Guidebook of Double Eagle Gold Coins (2004), suggests that between 1,250 and 1,750 examples of this rare date are extant in Mint State condition. However, the combined population of 1929 double eagles at NGC and PCGS--regardless of condition--equals only 314 coins as of (9/08). In the same reference, Bowers notes that "nearly 1,000 have been certified--and, of course, many coins have not been." Although he may have included examples certified by ANACS, ICG, and other certification companies, the number would still be less than 400 encapsulated pieces. And we must also consider the inevitability of inflated population data due to resubmissions. Research by Garrett and Guth (2006) indicates that a total of 68 examples of this issue crossed the auction block between 1991 and 2005. Perhaps that is the best indication of the real rarity of the 1929 double eagles. This apricot-gold example has everything one would expect to see on a Gem twenty: vibrant luster, a pleasing strike, and clean fields. An abrasion on Liberty's torso and a couple of similar marks affecting the rays in the left field are all that probably preclude a higher designation for the current coin. Census: 4 in 65, 1 finer (6/09).
From The Bay State Collection, Part Two.(Registry values: N7079) (NGC ID# 26GL, PCGS# 9190)
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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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