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    1931 Saint-Gaudens Twenty, Unc Details
    Only 110 Pieces Estimated Extant

    1931 $20 -- Improperly Cleaned -- NGC Details. Unc. There seems to be little reason that the Mint struck 2.9 million twenty dollar gold pieces in 1931. Surely the commercial interests of the country did not require them, as the nation was in the midst of the Great Depression. Almost the entire production run was melted a few years later, leaving only an estimated 110 examples today in all grades. The usually seen sharp strike on 1931 twenties is somewhat diminished on this example from the rubbing action of cleaning. The surfaces are also bright as a result. A few small to medium-sized abrasions are seen on the central devices, but few appear elsewhere. The offering of a 1931 twenty is always an event worthy of note to collectors of this iconic American series.
    Ex: Chicago Signature (Heritage, 8/2011), lot 7710.
    From The Poulos Family Collection, Part II.


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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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