1931 $20 MS65 NGC. With respect to all 54 issues in the Saint-Gaudens series of double eagles, David Akers (1988) ranks the...
The presently offered Gem can only be described as beautiful, and it seems likely that even a non-numismatist would find its appearance to be compellingly attractive. Frosty luster radiates warmly and evenly from the two sides, highlighting clearly defined design features and smooth surfaces that display an artfully variegated color scheme. Light orange-gold toning mingles with mint-green, pink, and peach coloration. The few scattered blemishes, a dark spot to the right of Liberty's head, and a small alloy spot on the upper right reverse, are collectively insufficient to call the Gem grade assessment into question, and have a minimal influence on the exquisite overall appearance of the piece.
As scarce as this late date issue is, and seems likely to remain, this visually pleasing high grade specimen is certain to attract considerable attention from serious specialists, and also seems rightfully deserving of a premium bid. NGC Census: 9 in 65, 4 finer (11/05).
From The Delbert McDougal Set of $20 Saint-Gaudens Coins.(Registry values: N10218) (NGC ID# 26GN, PCGS# 9192)
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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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