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    1922-S Double Eagle, MS62
    Much-Melted Issue

    1922-S $20 MS62 PCGS. For ten years, the 1922-S was likely obtainable for close to face value from the Treasury, but few numismatists took advantage of the offer. 99.9% of the issue remained unissued until the 1933 gold recall, and were eventually melted. Fortunately for collectors, several bags of examples were released, and ended up in foreign bank holdings, repatriated after World War II. The present lemon-gold piece likely made a trip to Europe and back, and displays small to moderate obverse marks consistent with the grade.(Registry values: N1793)

    Coin Index Numbers: (NGC ID# 26G4, PCGS# 9174)

    Weight: 33.44 grams

    Metal: 90% Gold, 10% Copper


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    Auction Dates
    Oct-Nov, 2016
    31st-2nd Monday-Wednesday
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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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