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    MS62 1927-S Double Eagle
    Scarce Melt Rarity

    1927-S $20 MS62 NGC. The 1927-S is the "in-between" issue among the three double eagles bearing that date; as a melt rarity it is significantly more available than the 1927-D, but several hundred thousand pieces and a mintmark separate it from the 1927 struck in Philadelphia. As MS62 survivors go, this one is attractive, offering yellow-gold cartwheels that flash at the proper angle to the light. Both sides appear a touch "choppy" with a long dig noted below the eagle's neck, but it is hard to imagine many nicer-looking MS62 pieces. Striking softness is noted on Liberty's torch hand and foot and the Capitol. Census: 36 in 62, 41 finer (6/12).
    From The Harvey Collection.(Registry values: N7079) (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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