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    1924-S Saint-Gaudens Double Eagle, MS64
    Seldom Encountered Any Finer

    1924-S $20 MS64 PCGS. Despite the large mintage of 2.9 million pieces, the 1924-S Saint-Gaudens double eagle is an elusive issue in today's market, and it was once one of the most challenging dates of the series. Roger W. Burdette notes only about 250,000 examples were ever released to Federal Reserve Banks, and a much smaller number actually reached circulation in this country. Fortunately, some coins were used to settle accounts in foreign exchange and a small number have been repatriated from foreign holdings over the years. Most examples seen are in circulated or lower Mint State grades and the issue is very rare above the MS64 grade level.

    The present coin is an attractive Choice example, with well-detailed design elements and well-preserved orange-gold surfaces that show only minor signs of contact. Vibrant mint luster adds to the outstanding visual appeal. PCGS has graded only six numerically finer examples (2/17).(Registry values: N4719)

    Coin Index Numbers: (NGC ID# 26G9, PCGS# 9179)

    Weight: 33.44 grams

    Metal: 90% Gold, 10% Copper


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    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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