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    1929 Double Eagle, Unc Details
    Attractive Mint Luster

    1929 $20 -- Improperly Cleaned -- NGC Details. Unc. Only about 350 examples of the 1929 Saint-Gaudens double eagle are believed to survive. According to vault records, most of the 1929 mintage of this denomination was sealed in a Philadelphia Mint vault after coinage and not removed until the mid-1930s when it was melted. Roger Burdette's research puts a hard number on the amount of coins that were ever available to collectors: 1,176 pieces. Most of these coins were part of a 1,000-piece shipment that was sent to the Treasurer's office in March 1929, and this is thought to be the same source of most surviving examples of the issue.

    This piece is unworn and frosty with bright yellow-gold color. Scattered abrasions are apparent, but mint luster remains. The cleaning noted by NGC is in the form of some faint lines on each side seen only at certain angles. The cleaning was not abrasive.

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

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    Auction Dates
    August, 2018
    14th-19th Tuesday-Sunday
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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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