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    1913 Saint-Gaudens Twenty, MS65
    Only One Finer Certified

    1913 $20 MS65 NGC. A relatively modest business-strike mintage of 168,838 Saint-Gaudens double eagles was accomplished at the Philadelphia Mint in 1913, accompanied by a small mintage of 88 proofs for sale to collectors. The coins were produced in nine deliveries, spaced throughout the year. Most of the circulation-strike coins were sent to European and Latin American destinations, and Roger W. Burdette estimates about 5,000 examples have been repatriated from overseas sources in recent times. Most examples seen are in lower Mint State grades, with the expected number of bagmarks from rough storage and transport. The 1913 Saint-Gaudens double eagle is a rare issue at the MS65 grade level, and finer coins are virtually unobtainable.

    The present coin is an attractive Gem, with a bold strike that shows sharp detail on Liberty's hair and torch hand, with just a touch of softness on the olive branch. The vivid orange-gold surfaces radiate vibrant mint luster from both sides and no mentionable distractions are evident. Overall eye appeal is outstanding. NGC has graded 19 examples in MS65, with 1 finer, while PCGS has certified 16 specimens in Gem condition, with none finer (6/20).
    From The Collection of a Distinguished WW2 Veteran. (Registry values: N7079)

    Coin Index Numbers: (NGC ID# 26FN, PCGS# 9161)

    Weight: 33.44 grams

    Metal: 90% Gold, 10% Copper


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    Saint-Gaudens Double Eagles as Illustrated by the Phillip H. Morse and Steven Duckor Collections
    Revised Edition by Roger Burdette, and edited by James L. Halperin and Mark Van Winkle

    Saint-Gaudens Double Eagles is an issue-by-issue examination of this 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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