1932 $20 MS66 NGC....
The average grade for the 1932 twenty is 64.4, placing this piece considerably above the median grade. In fact, only 21 pieces have been certified MS64 when one combines the two major grading services (seven at PCGS and 14 by NGC), and none are finer (6/08). The 1932 is roughly equivalent in overall rarity and high grade rarity to the 1931. This particular piece has extraordinary luster characteristics and color. The color palette for 1932 twenties is wide ranging and can include medium to rich yellow or green-gold to light and medium orange and green-gold. This piece is atypical in that regard. The green-gold base color of the coin is accented by subtle pink overtones. The striking details are strongly brought up on each side and the only pedigree identifier is a shallow luster scrape (that gives the coin a different color in this area) located near the rim at 3 o'clock on the obverse. Just a phenomenal example and more colorful than the Morse coin that we sold in November 2005.
From The Pierson MacDonald Grieve Collection.(Registry values: N10218) (NGC ID# 26GR, PCGS# 9194)
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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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