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    Matte Proof 1908 Double Eagle

    1908 $20 Motto--Repaired--ANACS. Net PR60. First year of issue for the matte proof series, only 101 proofs were struck. While technically correct, the disclaimer about a repair could lead the collector to a false conclusion. The surfaces overall are exceptionally attractive with a pleasing, undisturbed matte finish--except in one area. On the sun on the lower reverse, there is a contact mark that someone tried to smooth over. In the process of doing so, the matte surface was interrupted. But this is a small area and the remainder of the proof surface is pristine and unaffected by marks or shiny spots.(Registry values: N2998) (NGC ID# 26GV, PCGS# 9205)

    Weight: 33.44 grams

    Metal: 90% Gold, 10% Copper


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    Auction Dates
    February, 2006
    9th-11th Thursday-Saturday
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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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