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    Rare Gem Matte Proof 1914 Double Eagle

    1914 $20 PR65 NGC. Mint records indicate that only 70 proof Double Eagles were produced in 1914, and probably even fewer were distributed. Our research suggests that the number of survivors is somewhere between the low estimate of 10-15 pieces (Breen) to 20-25 coins (Akers). We believe that somewhere between 20 and 33 examples exist today in all grades. The coarse, sandblast, olive-green finish of this coin is unaffected by hairlines or shiny spots. The only detractions we see on either side are several tiny slide marks on the highpoint of Liberty's legs and midsection (visible only with magnification). This is a fabulous, original 1914 matte proof Double Eagle. Population: 6 in 65, 9 finer (11/03). (#9211) (Registry values: P3, N35750) (NGC ID# 26H3, PCGS# 9211)

    Weight: 33.44 grams

    Metal: 90% Gold, 10% Copper


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    January, 2004
    7th-10th Wednesday-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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