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    Significant 1927-S Twenty, MS 60 PCGS

    1927-S $20 MS 60 PCGS. Although alloy spots are encountered with alarming regularity on examples of this issue, the present BU survivor is free of any disturbances to its orange-gold color. There are scattered abrasions, all of which are consistent with the grade. In sum, this is a well struck coin whose eye appeal would do justice to a higher grade. The relatively high mintage (3.1 million pieces) 1927-S owes its rarity to widespread melting during the Depression, and it is one of the ten scarcest issues of this type.
    From the David & Jeannie Cheung Collection. (NGC ID# 26GJ, PCGS# 9188)


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    Auction Dates
    February, 2001
    22nd-24th Thursday-Saturday
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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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