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    1913-S Double Eagle, MS63
    Second-Lowest Mintage Among Regular Issues

    1913-S $20 MS63 PCGS. Only the 1908-S Saint-Gaudens double eagles have a lower mintage than the 1913-S (excluding the High Reliefs and Ultra High Reliefs, which are not considered regular issues for circulation). Just 34,000 pieces were struck, yet Roger Burdette estimates a survival rate approaching 10% of those coins -- an extremely high rate in the Saint-Gaudens series. This sun-gold Select Uncirculated example displays glimpses of orange amid radiant cartwheel luster. A sharp strike adds to the appeal, although we note some oft-seen weakness at the Capitol dome and the torch hand.(Registry values: N2998) (NGC ID# 26FR, PCGS# 9163)

    Weight: 33.44 grams

    Metal: 90% Gold, 10% Copper


    Learn more at the Newman Numismatic Portal at Washington University in St. Louis.

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    Auction Dates
    April, 2017
    26th-30th Wednesday-Sunday
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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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