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    1929 Saint-Gaudens Twenty, Unc Details
    Elusive, Heavily-Melted Key Issue

    1929 $20 -- Improperly Cleaned -- NCS Details. Unc. This date begins a sequence of rare final issues in the Saint-Gaudens series of double eagles. Although the most available of those five (1929, 1930-S, 1931, 1931-D, and 1932; excluding the uncollectible 1933), the 1929 is still a key issue that draws considerable interest whenever an example is sold at public auction.

    This coin is a bit bright from improper cleaning, but not excessively so, and it retains good eye appeal. The strike definition is crisp overall, with a slight degree of softness evident on Liberty's torch hand, the Capitol building, and the tops of the eagle's wings on the reverse. Scattered trivial contact marks are noted on each side, and a luster graze is seen on the upper right obverse field to the right of Liberty's head. Otherwise, this lightly-cleaned yellow-gold example is quite attractive.
    From The Christopher Bently Nob Hill Collection.(Registry values: N4719)

    Coin Index Numbers: (NGC ID# 26GL, PCGS# 9190)

    Weight: 33.44 grams

    Metal: 90% Gold, 10% Copper

    Learn more at the Newman Numismatic Portal at Washington University in St. Louis.

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    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    August, 2014
    5th-9th Tuesday-Saturday
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    Saint-Gaudens Double Eagles as Illustrated by the Phillip H. Morse and Steven Duckor Collections
    Revised Edition by Roger Burdette, and edited by James L. Halperin and Mark Van Winkle

    Saint-Gaudens Double Eagles is an issue-by-issue examination of this 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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