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    Magnificently Preserved 1913 Matte Proof Twenty

    1913 $20 PR67 NGC. As with any proof Double Eagle, proofs from this year are rare in the truest sense of the word, as can be easily ascertained by its miniscule mintage of 58 coins, which is second lowest in the series. Unlike the previous two issues, a greater percentage of the mintage seems to have been set aside and survives today. Still, probably no more than 35-40 individual coins are probably extant today. This number of survivors is somewhat higher than in previous years, and it is also a more accurate estimation of the number of coins remaining. David Akers' estimate of 20-25 coins seems a bit on the low side, especially when the combined number of 62 pieces is considered from both NGC and PCGS.
    The matte surfaces on this coin exhibit a brownish-khaki coloration and, even with the aid of magnification, the tiniest of surface flaws appear to be of mint origin. Whether this magnificent specimen could possibly be deserving of an even higher rating is up to the potential buyer. Either way, the importance of this classic 20th century gold issue cannot be underestimated and its technical and aesthetic merits are equally sound. Population: 9 in PR67, 2 are finer (11/05).
    From The Phillip H. Morse Collection of Saint-Gaudens Coinage, Part Two.(Registry values: N10218)

    Coin Index Numbers: (NGC ID# 26H2, PCGS# 9210)

    Weight: 33.44 grams

    Metal: 90% Gold, 10% Copper


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    Saint-Gaudens Double Eagles as Illustrated by the Phillip H. Morse and Steven Duckor Collections
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    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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