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    Attractive 1925-S Saint-Gaudens Twenty, MS62

    1925-S $20 MS62 PCGS. Despite the hefty mintage of 3.8 million pieces, the 1925-S Saint-Gaudens double eagle is an elusive coin in all grades, and one of the scarcest issues of the series in Mint State. In A Guide Book of Double Eagle Gold Coins, Q. David Bowers estimates a surviving population of 300 to 500 examples in circulated grades, with a like number of specimens at Mint State levels. Most Uncirculated examples grade MS62, or lower.
    Catalogers recognized the scarcity of the issue at an early date. In one of its first auction appearances, in the Flanagan Collection (Stack's, 3/1944), lot 1675, the coin was described as:

    "1925 'S' Uncirculated with somewhat polished surface, rare, seldom offered."


    The present coin is a pleasing example, with lustrous surfaces and attractive orange-gold color. Some scattered handling marks are consistent with the grade.(Registry values: N4719) (NGC ID# 26GC, PCGS# 9182)


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    December, 2009
    3rd-6th Thursday-Sunday
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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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