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    1926-D Saint-Gaudens Twenty, MS63
    Elusive Mintmarked Issue

    1926-D $20 MS63 PCGS. With only a few hundred examples known to exist, this Denver twenty is elusive in Select Uncirculated condition and rare any finer. Most were melted in the mid-1930s during the Gold Recall. Unlike many other dates, the issue was most likely retained in the United States and not exported to any extent, although a few coins were found overseas. This lustrous example has excellent eye appeal. Lustrous, orange-gold surfaces display olive-green accents over the frosted fields and devices. Too many minor abrasions limit the grade, but none of the marks are too severe or distracting. A sharp strike shows a touch of weakness on Liberty's torch hand and the Capitol dome. Population: 55 in 63, 27 finer (3/14).(Registry values: N7079) (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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