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    Seemingly Perfect PR67 1908 Double Eagle

    1908 $20 Motto PR67 NGC. Like the proof half eagle and eagle of this date that are offered elsewhere in this catalog, this is a coin of simply extraordinary quality. This is immediately apparent when one first views the piece and it is further reinforced when closely examined with a magnifier.
    Only 101 proofs were struck, and as stated in the ten dollar description, while the 1908 is the most frequently encountered date in the matte proof series, it would be a gross misnomer to call it a common date. Other researchers have estimated that far fewer proofs are known today of this date (15 to 25 pieces by Bowers, 30 to 35 by Akers), but we believe that somewhere between 45 and 60 pieces may still be extant in all grades. As stated, this is a magnificent coin. The surfaces show the usual, darker matte finish that is peculiar to this date alone in the 1908-1915 run of matte proof gold. Impressively struck up in all areas, the surfaces are equally well preserved and impressive and show strong visual appeal as well as the expected technical perfection. In fact, this coin exceeds what one might expect in terms of technical preservation as it is very nearly flawless. Magnification only reveals a small lint mark in the right obverse field near the 3 o'clock position, but of course, that is not really a flaw as the coin left the Mint with this tiny depression in 1908. However, it may serve as a useful pedigree identifier for future owners or researchers. Population: 2 in 67, 0 finer (11/03). (#9205) (Registry values: P1, N70000) (NGC ID# 26GV, PCGS# 9205)

    Weight: 33.44 grams

    Metal: 90% Gold, 10% Copper


    Learn more at the Newman Numismatic Portal at Washington University in St. Louis.

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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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