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    1920-S Ten Dollar, AU53
    Early Melt Rarity

    1920-S $10 AU53 PCGS. CAC. The last five issues of the Saint-Gaudens eagle series form an unusual pattern: melt rarity (1920-S), type coin (1926), melt rarity (1930-S), type coin (1932), and melt rarity (1933). This is a lightly worn example of the first issue, which is scarce today regardless of condition. Peach-kissed yellow-gold surfaces retain considerable luster despite wear across the softly struck high points. Liberty's portrait shows several cuts toward the left and a short dig just off the chin, while the reverse has a few similar flaws in more out-of-the-way areas. Population: 3 in 53, 44 finer (6/13).
    From The Warsaw Collection.(Registry values: N4719) (NGC ID# 28H8, PCGS# 8881)

    Weight: 16.72 grams

    Metal: 90% Gold, 10% Copper


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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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