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    1909 Saint-Gaudens Double Eagle, MS65
    Sharply Detailed and Brightly Lustrous

    1909 $20 MS65 PCGS. CAC. This is currently the second-finest 1909 double eagle that CAC has verified. Seldom encountered at the Gem level, the 1909 "perfect date" Saint-Gaudens double eagle is an underrated issue in the series. Few examples were saved by collectors at the time of issue, and early auction appearances were infrequent.

    The outstanding feature of the coin offered here is its extraordinary, vibrant luster. The devices are richly frosted, and the surfaces are a subtle orange-gold and pale green color. Striking details are sharp throughout. The only detectable flaws are a tiny planchet flake out of the upper obverse, and a shallow luster graze across the sun. Overall eye appeal is outstanding. Population: 19 in 65, 7 finer (1/14).
    From The Fidelis Collection.(Registry values: N7079) (NGC ID# 26FC, PCGS# 9150)

    Weight: 33.44 grams

    Metal: 90% Gold, 10% Copper


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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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