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    1915 Twenty, MS65
    Only One Certified Finer

    1915 $20 MS65 NGC. Production of Saint-Gaudens double eagles at the Philadelphia Mint was limited to less than 200,000 coins in any year from 1911 through 1915. In the latter year, only 152,000 of these large gold pieces were struck at the Pennsylvania facility. Perhaps needless to say, but the small mintages led to small survival totals, and conditionally rare issues. Exactly one coin, for example, has received a higher certified grade than this MS65. Both sides of this Gem are sharply detailed with satiny yellow-gold luster and minimal marks that are consistent with the grade. This attractive piece is destined for a top collection of Saint-Gaudens double eagles. Census: 39 in 65, 1 finer (12/12).(Registry values: N4719) (NGC ID# 26FV, PCGS# 9167)

    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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