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    1925-S Saint-Gaudens Twenty, MS63
    Challenging Branch Mint Issue

    1925-S $20 MS63 PCGS. The nearly 3.8 million-piece mintage of the 1925-S twenty cannot be used as an indicator of its survival rate as most coins were melted in the 1930s or later. Recent research by Roger Burdette suggests as many as 1,500 pieces survive in all grades combined, although other numismatists insist on fewer than 1,000 survivors. Either way, the 1925-S is a notable scarcity in the Saint-Gaudens series.

    Both sides of this Select Uncirculated specimen are attractively patinated in peach-gold, further imbued with traces of mint-green and lavender. Lustrous surfaces yield a frosty finish and well struck design features, including the 5 in the date, a digit that is often weak. Scattered marks, the most noticeable a milling mark above the shoulder of the branch arm, barely preclude the attainment of a higher grade. PCGS reports just 32 numerically finer examples, plus another four pieces in MS63+ (3/20).(Registry values: N4719)

    Coin Index Numbers: (NGC ID# 26GC, PCGS# 9182)

    Weight: 33.44 grams

    Metal: 90% Gold, 10% Copper

    Learn more at the Newman Numismatic Portal at Washington University in St. Louis.

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    April, 2020
    23rd-26th Thursday-Sunday
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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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