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    1922-S Double Eagle, MS63
    Once Considered Extremely Rare

    1922-S $20 MS63 PCGS. While still scarce today, the 1922-S was once considered a major rarity in the Saint-Gaudens series. Its rarity was a result of gold exports shortly after the time of issue. From the 1950s until the early 1980s, hundreds or even thousands of pieces were found in overseas bank vaults. This Select Mint State piece has frosty yellow surfaces with scattered marks. The design elements are a little weak at the lower obverse, but strong elsewhere.(Registry values: N1793) (NGC ID# 26G4, PCGS# 9174)

    Weight: 33.44 grams

    Metal: 90% Gold, 10% Copper


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    March, 2012
    8th-11th Thursday-Sunday
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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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