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    1922-S Double Eagle, MS64+
    Only 13 Finer at PCGS

    1922-S $20 MS64+ PCGS. CAC. The 1922-S is one of the former celebrated rarities in the Saint-Gaudens series, several decades ago considered in the same breath with such luminaries as the 1927-S and 1921. Today Mint State examples are scarce but available due to overseas repatriations, a theme with many variations in the series. This near-Gem example boasts original surfaces with a slight reddish-gold tinge covering each side. The strike is sharp, even if not quite full. There are no mentionable abrasions, although a small alloy spot appears on the obverse rock, near 6 o'clock. The large number of submissions in MS64+ is explained by the jump in the PCGS online Price Guide from $12,000 in MS64+ to $48,500 in MS65. Population: 25 in 64+, 13 finer (2/12).(Registry values: N2998) (NGC ID# 26G4, PCGS# 9174)

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    April, 2012
    18th-22nd Wednesday-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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