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    1926-D Double Eagle, AU58
    Scarce Underrated Issue

    1926-D $20 AU58 PCGS. Until the 1950s, the 1926-D Saint-Gaudens double eagle was considered to be one of the rarest issues of the series. The emergence of a few specimens in European holdings altered the rarity rankings somewhat, but no large number of coins has ever surfaced overseas. The 1926-D has gone from being an impossible rarity to "just" a rare and underrated issue in recent times, but most of the foreign discoveries were not high-grade coins and the 1926-D remains the fourth-rarest issue of the series in high grade.

    The present coin is an attractive near-Mint example, with well-detailed design elements that show just the slightest trace of wear on the high points. The bright yellow and greenish-gold surfaces are lightly abraded, with vibrant mint luster and considerable eye appeal. This coin should find a home in a fine collection of Saint-Gaudens double eagles.(Registry values: N2998) (NGC ID# 26GE, PCGS# 9184)

    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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