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    1926-D Double Eagle, MS63
    Noted Melt Rarity

    1926-D $20 MS63 PCGS. Well-struck overall, if a trifle soft on Liberty's toes, with lovely coppery-gold patina in the recesses that adds to the appeal of the overall satiny gold-orange sheen. The few grade-defining abrasions are a pair of criss-crossing shallow marks in the right obverse field and a similar line down through the lower left on that side. The 1926-D is among the noteworthy mintmarked Saint-Gaudens double eagle melt rarities and genuinely scarce regardless of grade, though its circumstances have ensured that most survivors are Mint State. Population: 54 in 63, 27 finer (11/13).
    Ex: The Worth Bruntjen Collection / FUN Signature (Heritage, 1/2006), lot 3621; The Harvey Collection / Philadelphia Signature (Heritage, 8/2012), lot 5456.(Registry values: N7079) (NGC ID# 26GE, PCGS# 9184)


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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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