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Exceedingly Rare Gem 1931-D Double Eagle

1931-D $20 MS65 NGC. The rarity of this D-mint issue should be readily evident to all collectors since Akers referred to a group of fifteen to twenty examples that surfaced in the mid-1980s as a "hoard." While these coins were sufficient to knock the 1931-D out of the same rarity class as the vaunted 1930-S, most of them graded no higher than MS63. This leaves MS65 specimens, like the one offered here, as extreme condition rarities. While this example displays the bold impression that typifies its issue, its radiant surfaces are anything but common. The typical 1931-D twenty is among the least attractive of the late date issues, but this piece displays swirling, frosty luster and bright, orange-gold surfaces that yield to yellow-gold about the peripheries. The surfaces show only a few post-production impairments including a collection of small marks on the eagle's wing at the center of the reverse. Population: 6 in 65, 0 finer (11/03).
From a Magnificent Collection of Double Eagles. (#9193) (Registry values: P1, N49500) (NGC ID# 26GP, PCGS# 9193)


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January, 2004
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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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