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Rare, Extensively Melted 1931 Saint-Gaudens MS65

1931 $20 MS65 NGC. Since virtually the entire population of surviving 1931 Saints falls under the Mint State grade category, it is obvious that this elusive Twenty Dollar issue was never released for general circulation. Most of the 2,938,250 pieces originally struck were melted in the Mint and today the '31 is comparable in overall rarity to the highly respected 1932. The example from the North Shore Collection is a satiny Gem with a slightly granular texture to the fields and just a few inconsequential blemishes on the highpoints of Liberty's gown and on eagle's wings. Definitely a real find for the high quality specialist in the challenging Saint-Gaudens Double Eagle series. Population: 9 in 65, 3 finer (11/03).(#9192) (Registry values: P1, N37000) (NGC ID# 26GN, PCGS# 9192)

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January, 2004
7th-10th
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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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