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    1913-S Double Eagle, MS65
    Above-Average Strike

    1913-S $20 MS65 PCGS. CAC. The 1913-S double eagle can be located in Mint State grades through near-Gem with patience and searching. Few Gems are known, however, and the issue is virtually unobtainable any finer.
    Potent luster on this MS65 example emanates from the peach-gold surfaces laced with whispers of mint-green. The design elements are well impressed, including the lower obverse, an area often revealing weakness (David Akers, 20th Century United States Gold Coins, p. 269). Both sides have been well cared for, which is unusual for the issue that is typically bagmarked. Population: 21 in 65, 1 finer (11/11).
    Seller is donating a portion of their proceeds, and Heritage is donating the same portion of the Buyer's Premium, from the sale of this lot to the National Numismatic Collection at the Smithsonian Institution. See page 3 for details.(Registry values: N7079) (NGC ID# 26FR, PCGS# 9163)


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    January, 2012
    3rd-8th Tuesday-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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