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    Lovely and Rare 1921 Saint-Gaudens Twenty

    1921 $20 AU55 PCGS. In terms of overall rarity, the 1921 is one of the most elusive issues in the Saint-Gaudens series. Akers estimated that perhaps as many as 40-50 coins are still extant, a figure that might be somewhat low after a few pieces drifted back to this country over the past twenty years. This is an obviously original coin whose frosted surfaces show glimpses of green-gold color at the margins. Although the slightest rub on the highpoints keeps this pleasing example from Mint State status, its eye appeal is such that most will find it more attractive than the occasional MS60 to MS62 piece. A very rare opportunity to own this important issue in the Saint-Gaudens series. Population: 19 in 55, 54 finer (6/01). (NGC ID# 26G2, PCGS# 9172)

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    Auction Dates
    August, 2001
    6th-11th Monday-Saturday
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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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