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    Breathtaking 1912 Gem Matte Proof Twenty

    1912 $20 PR66 NGC. Only 74 proof Double Eagles were struck in 1912, and this date is roughly comparable in rarity to the 1911 and the other dates of the series (except for the 1908 which is the most "common"). Earlier estimates of the number of survivors have ranged between 10-15 pieces to as many as 20-25 specimens. Like the 1911, we believe that the actual number of proofs in all grades to be somewhere between 25 and 35 coins.
    The finish of this piece is also similar to that found on the 1911, only that it is a couple of shades lighter in hue. Magnification shows myriad tiny sparkling facets from the sandblast-like surfaces. The surfaces are essentially perfect with no singularly mentionable post-striking marks, abrasions, shiny spots, or other problems. Breathtaking eye appeal in this very rare gold proof.(#9209) (Registry values: N10218) (NGC ID# 26GZ, PCGS# 9209)

    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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    February, 2005
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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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