1929 $20 MS65 PCGS. The 1929 opens the final segment of the Saint-Gaudens double eagle series, and every issue from this ye...
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As we also previously wrote, the typical 1929, with its generally sharp strike and fully lustrous and frosty surfaces, exudes considerable eye appeal. The example we offer in this lot fits that bill to a tee. All of the design elements are sharply delineated, though minor softness is noted on portions of the Capitol dome. The frosty surfaces exhibit vibrant luster and are toned in variegated yellow, peach, orange-gold, and lime-green. The surfaces are well preserved, although a few minor marks on Liberty's head and left leg are mentioned for accuracy. While this issue often contains copper stains, only one tiny spot is located beneath the eagle's neck. All in all, this is a very appealing Gem. Population: 18 in 65, 3 finer (9/05).
From The Phillip H. Morse Collection of Saint-Gaudens Coinage.(#9190)(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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