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    1921 Double Eagle, AU Details
    Heavily Melted, Scarce in All Grades

    1921 $20 -- Improperly Cleaned -- NGC Details. AU. Examining records of the Philadelphia Mint Cashier and vaults, Roger Burdette estimates that only 582 double eagles dated 1921 were ever available to the public, 250 of which were at one point sealed in a bag and placed in a vault. If that bag of coins was never reopened by the Cashier, then only 332 pieces would have likely been available to the public. This explains the small survivorship of the issue, which is estimated at 150 to 175 coins, accounting for variances of opinion. In our experience, the 1921 Saint is most often available in the AU to MS62 grade range and is a rarity any finer. Nonetheless, even AU and low-end Mint State pieces are rarely offered. This piece shows a touch of friction and has been lightly cleaned, but it retains pleasing straw-gold luster and has relatively few abrasions. An ideal coin for the budget-conscious collector.

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    14th-19th Tuesday-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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