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    1927-S Twenty Dollar
    Uncirculated Details
    Mass-Melted Rarity

    1927-S $20 -- Cleaning -- PCGS Genuine. Unc. Details. The 1927-S has a mintage of 3,107,000 pieces, which should make it plentiful in grades through Gem. However, all but a few hundred examples never exited Treasury vaults, where they were held to back gold certificate paper money. In due course, they were melted after the 1933 Roosevelt gold recall, and made into bricks to line the walls of Fort Knox. The present survivor has the eye appeal of an MS63 example but the surfaces are mildly bright from a wipe. Sharply struck and relatively lightly abraded. Interesting patches of die lines, as made, are noted near the eagle's beak.
    From The Douglas Martin Collection.(Registry values: N4719) (NGC ID# 26GJ, PCGS# 9188)


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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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