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    Desirable MS61 1927-S Twenty

    1927-S $20 MS61 NGC. The double eagles of 1927 cover the extremes, from one of the most popular Saint-Gaudens type coins in the Philadelphia issue to one of its great rarities, the 1927-D. Though the 1927-S is not so fantastically elusive as its Denver counterpart, it is still one of the great melt rarities of its time. This yellow-gold example is solidly detailed with uncommonly vibrant luster in the fields. Though numerous light to moderate abrasions on each side preclude a finer designation, the coin's overall visual appeal is solid. Census: 16 in 61, 74 finer (9/08).(Registry values: N4719) (NGC ID# 26GJ, PCGS# 9188)

    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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