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    1924-D Saint-Gaudens Twenty, MS64
    Rarely Seen in Finer Grades

    1924-D $20 MS64 PCGS. From a substantial mintage of more than three million pieces, the 1924-D Saint-Gaudens double eagle has always been an elusive issue. Most of the coins were held in Mint vaults or Federal Reserve Banks until the Gold Recall of 1933, and subsequently melted into gold bars for storage at Fort Knox. Some coins were sent to the New York Assay Office and used for international payments. Comparatively few reached circulation in this country and the issue was believed to be quite rare in the 1940s. Fortunately, some of the exported coins were returned to this country, beginning about 1950, and the supply has been considerably augmented since then. The 1924-D is still scarce in MS64 condition, and very rare in finer grades.

    The coin offered here is an attractive Choice specimen, with sharply detailed design elements and vibrant mint luster throughout. The well-preserved orange-gold surfaces display some highlights of red, with no flaws that merit individual mention. Eye appeal is terrific. PCGS has graded 11 numerically finer examples (2/17).(Registry values: N4719)

    Coin Index Numbers: (NGC ID# 26G8, PCGS# 9178)

    Weight: 33.44 grams

    Metal: 90% Gold, 10% Copper


    Learn more at the Newman Numismatic Portal at Washington University in St. Louis.

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    Auction Dates
    April, 2017
    4th-6th Tuesday-Thursday
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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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