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    1926-D Double Eagle, MS63
    Semikey Issue, Sharp and Attractive

    1926-D $20 MS63 PCGS. CAC. The 1926-D is one of the most challenging issues in the Saint-Gaudens double eagle series thanks to the gold meltings of the 1930s. In the 1930s and 1940s it was considered to be extremely rare with fewer than 10 pieces known, but over time examples were discovered in overseas bank vaults. Still, NGC and PCGS report a combined population of only 281 coins -- a minuscule figure compared to tens of thousands for other dates in this series (1/14). The 1926-D remains a very scarce coin.

    Reddish-gold patina drapes the surfaces of this attractive representative. Scattered grade-defining abrasions are seen on both sides, but none are particularly bothersome. We do note some striking softness, most notably on the Capitol building. Sweeping luster amid thick mint frost on both sides enhances the eye appeal.
    From The Fidelis Collection.
    Ex: Beverly Hills Signature (Heritage, 11/2011), lot 4537, where it brought $25,300.00(Registry values: N7079) (NGC ID# 26GE, PCGS# 9184)

    Weight: 33.44 grams

    Metal: 90% Gold, 10% Copper


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

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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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