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    Stunning 1916-S Double Eagle, MS67

    1916-S $20 MS67 NGC. Among S-mint Saint-Gaudens issues, few dates are as obtainable as the 1916-S in grades up to and including Gem condition. Indeed, population figures indicate that the number of MS64 and finer survivors totals several thousand coins. The appearance of a Superb example, however, is a vastly different story. This marks only the fourth time that Heritage has offered a 1916-S at the MS67 level, including the outstanding Phillip H. Morse specimen that realized just over $25,000 in November 2005.
    This satin-like representative boasts peerless fields and lovely, delicate orange accents. Trivial contact in the vicinity of Liberty's knee is the only noticeable disturbance on the silky-smooth surfaces. There are only three coins so graded at NGC, with none finer, while PCGS has not certified an example better than MS66 (11/08).
    From The Scott Rudolph Collection.
    See: Video Lot Description(Registry values: N1)

    Coin Index Numbers: (NGC ID# 26FX, PCGS# 9169)

    Weight: 33.44 grams

    Metal: 90% Gold, 10% Copper


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    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    January, 2009
    7th-11th Wednesday-Sunday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 8
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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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