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    1909 Twenty, Honey-Gold Near-Gem
    Few Finer at Either Service

    1909 $20 MS64 PCGS. The 1909 perfect date double eagle is sometimes overshadowed by the extra "coolness factor" of the 1909/8 overdate, but the 1909 is elusive in Choice, and rare in Gem condition. This near-Gem boasts gentle yet complete luster over honey-gold surfaces that show only a few small marks consistent with the grade. The strike is bold while stopping a hair short of full. PCGS has seen only 25 submissions finer (9/12).(Registry values: N2998) (NGC ID# 26FB, PCGS# 9150)

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    October, 2012
    18th-21st 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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