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    1929 Twenty, Unc Details
    First of the Scarce Late Dates

    1929 $20 --Scratch -- PCGS Genuine. Unc Details. The Philadelphia double eagles from 1927 to 1929 offer a remarkable illustration of the effects of 1930s mass melting on the surviving populations. The 1927, mintage just under 3 million pieces, is a famous type coin. The 1928, with more than 8.8 million coins produced, is less common than the 1927 but still accessible in a variety of grades. The 1929 emerges as the first Philadelphia melt rarity, with known examples numbering in the hundreds rather than the tens of thousands.

    This piece has one unfortunate scratch on the reverse at the forefront of the eagle's breast. Otherwise the mint luster is thick and vibrant with an even, light reddish tinge. Well, but not quite fully struck.(Registry values: N4719) (NGC ID# 26GL, PCGS# 9190)


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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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