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    1931 Saint-Gaudens Twenty, Unc Details
    Important Late-Series Rarity

    1931 $20 -- Altered Surfaces -- PCGS Genuine. Unc Details. Double eagle collectors are forever challenged with the acquisition of the "late date Saints" struck from 1929 to 1932. These issues are scarce, and even low-grade examples will demand more financial investment from a collector than most of the rest of the series combined.

    The scarcity of these issues is due to the destruction of gold coinage at the Mint in the 1930s, following President Roosevelt's Gold Recall order. The 1931 double eagle had a mintage of more than 2.9 million coins almost completed melted, save for small quantities of pieces that were paid out through the Mint Cashier during the year of coinage. No shipments of 1931 twenties were sent to the Federal Reserve Banks. Today, it is believed that only about 110 examples survive (Roger Burdette, Saint-Gaudens Double Eagles.)

    This piece presents budget-conscious collectors with a truly rare opportunity to acquire this scarce issue. The surfaces are luminous and satiny with orange-gold patina, but the luster is slightly subdued compared to most examples, earning a Details designation from PCGS. The strike is well executed, and eye appeal is pleasing.

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    September, 2020
    18th-20th Friday-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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