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    Condition Census 1924-D Twenty Dollar

    1924-D $20 MS66 PCGS. Ex: Carter/Duckor. A truly remarkable specimen, and one of the two finest known to have survived both the melting pot and the ravages of excessive contact with other coins. Each side exhibits an even reddish-golden appearance and the surfaces are satiny as would be expected for this date and mint. The strike is noticeably above average having sharp peripheral definition and well defined feathers on the eagle's breast. A few small abrasions are seen with close examination; several on the figure of Liberty, and one on the eagle's central feathers on the reverse. As an identifier, a group of three horizontal milling marks sit near the center of the sun at the base of the reverse. This is the single finest example of this date and mint we have had the pleasure to offer at a Heritage Signature Auction. Population: 2 in 66, none are finer at either service (9/05).
    From The Phillip H. Morse Collection of Saint-Gaudens Coinage.(#9178)(Registry values: N1)

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

    Weight: 33.44 grams

    Metal: 90% Gold, 10% Copper


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    Auction Dates
    November, 2005
    3rd 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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