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    1908-S Double Eagle, Near-Mint State
    Mattelike Orange-Red Surfaces

    1908-S $20 AU58 NGC. A whisper of high-point rub on the face of Liberty, her breast, knee, and the breast and upper wing tips of the eagle are the telltales for light circulation on this low-mintage rarity, produced to the extent of only 22,000 coins. The mint luster is virtually intact, however, and the few scattered abrasions over deep, mattelike orange-red surfaces are in keeping with the near-Mint grade.(Registry values: N1793) (NGC ID# 26FA, PCGS# 9149)

    Weight: 33.44 grams

    Metal: 90% Gold, 10% Copper


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    August, 2011
    11th-14th Thursday-Sunday
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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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