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    Rare Matte Proof 1915 Saint-Gaudens Double Eagle

    1915 $20 PR64 PCGS. Despite a tiny production of just 50 pieces, there doesn't appear to be an appreciable drop-off in the number of proof twenties extant from the previous seven years. Our best estimates places the number of survivors in the vicinity of 30 coins. By 1915 officials at the United States Mint were no doubt keenly aware that the European-inspired matte proofing process had been a dismal failure in the eyes of collectors and the practice was discontinued after this year. This Choice specimen displays the coarse finish and olive-gold color that is characteristic of the issue. There is a pinpoint alloy stain on the left side of Liberty's robe, but even close inspection yields no obvious hairlines or shiny spots. An important opportunity for the 20th century gold specialist. Population: 8 in 64, 1 finer (11/06).(Registry values: N7079) (NGC ID# 26H4, PCGS# 9212)

    Weight: 33.44 grams

    Metal: 90% Gold, 10% Copper


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    January, 2007
    3rd-6th 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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