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    Lovely Two-Toned Near-Gem 1924-S Twenty

    1924-S $20 MS64 PCGS. The Saint-Gaudens double eagle was the only gold coin denomination that the San Francisco Mint produced in 1924. Both the 1924-D and 1924-S are among series issues that are considered less rare today than previously, due to repatriations from overseas--but the 1924-S is still rarer today than the 1924-D, grade for grade. At one time, until the late 1940s, it was thought to be one of the rarest issues in the entire series.
    This near-Gem specimen sports lovely apricot-gold surfaces with tinges of greenish-gold in the upper obverse fields, a splendid amalgam of colors. The strike is bold but not full. A minor sprinkling of small abrasions precludes a Gem grade, although the eye appeal is excellent. PCGS has certified only three examples finer (7/10).(Registry values: N4719) (NGC ID# 26G9, PCGS# 9179)

    Weight: 33.44 grams

    Metal: 90% Gold, 10% Copper


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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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