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    Finest Known 1913-S Double Eagle, Ex: Browning Collection

    1913-S $20 MS66 PCGS. Ex: Browning Collection. This coin was previously offered in the Sotheby's / Stack's Dallas Bank Collection where it was described in part: "Cited in Akers. Perhaps the Finest Known. A glorious light yellow gold in color. Shimmering mint lustre creates perfectly unbroken cartwheels on both sides. With virtually no detracting marks, this coin exhibits a splendid sheen, frosty surfaces and exceptional eye appeal. It is fully struck, with a wealth of detail visible on both sides." We would certainly agree with that assessment, however, some subtle reddish highlights are now seen on each side, presumably from the additional years of storage. These are only mentioned as they further enhance the beauty of this exceptional piece. For pedigree purposes, a single tiny toning spot is noted in the right obverse field to the lower right of the base of the olive branch. A "must-see" specimen for the most discriminating collector of these beautiful coins. Population: 1 in 66, none are equal or finer at either service(9/05).
    From The Phillip H. Morse Collection of Saint-Gaudens Coinage.(#9163)(Registry values: N1)

    Coin Index Numbers: (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
    November, 2005
    3rd Thursday
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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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