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    NGC 1911 PR 67. Once again, even though the official mintage for proofs of this year was 100 pieces, this is really not a meaningful number because so few coins are known today. Apparently the mint produced, on speculation, small numbers of these non-traditional proofs each year. The public was never as enthusiastic about matte proofs as mint officials were and, as a result, few were ordered and even fewer survive today. Estimates of survivors for this date range from a low of 12-15 to as high as 20 coins. We believe that perhaps as many as 25-35 separate pieces may survive today in all grades.
    With the 1911 issue, the mint continued the matte proofing process which began in 1908. This piece shows thousands of tiny sparkling facets under magnification and the basic mustard color is overlaid by a thin veneer of olive-green. The surfaces are flawless. This is a true museum-quality piece that appears totally without blemish. We could find no trace of contact on either side, there are no shiny spots, we could not even find a lamination in the planchet.
    This extraordinay piece of matte proof gold is tied with only two other coins according to the June population data (both graded by PCGS) for finest certified honors. The condition of this piece is unimprovable and we cannot imagine how the eye appeal could be any stronger.

    Coin Index Numbers: (NGC ID# 26GY, PCGS# 9208)

    Weight: 33.44 grams

    Metal: 90% Gold, 10% Copper


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    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    July, 1994
    27th-30th Wednesday-Saturday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 1
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    Saint-Gaudens Double Eagles as Illustrated by the Phillip H. Morse and Steven Duckor Collections
    Revised Edition by Roger Burdette, and edited by James L. Halperin and Mark Van Winkle

    Saint-Gaudens Double Eagles is an issue-by-issue examination of this 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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