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    1925-D Twenty Dollar, MS64
    Rich Coloration, Important Melt Rarity

    1925-D $20 MS64 PCGS. This branch mint melt rarity was once considered among the rarest issues in the entire set of Saint-Gaudens double eagles, but that notion dissipated as coins were repatriated from foreign holdings during the 1950s. About 1,000 examples are believed extant. Soon-to-be-published research by Roger Burdette suggests "nearly all known 1925-D double eagles came from European sources, possibly the Merkers Mine hoard. ... A small number of pieces -- those now among the finest available -- could have been secured direct from the Denver or Philadelphia Mint Cashiers."

    Without question, the primary attribute of this impressive semikey is the rich, multi-hued coloration that adorns each side. Deep copper-orange, lavender, and light-peach gold shades coalesce over minimally abraded surfaces. A horizontal mark in the left obverse field above the rays and another below the eagle's neck will help identify this coin in future appearances. Well-produced, as expected for the issue. PCGS records seven finer grading events (9/16).
    From The Cherny Collection.(Registry values: N4719)

    Coin Index Numbers: (NGC ID# 26GB, PCGS# 9181)

    Weight: 33.44 grams

    Metal: 90% Gold, 10% Copper


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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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