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    1926-D Double Eagle, MS63
    Over 98% of the Mintage Was Melted

    1926-D $20 MS63 PCGS. Recent research by Roger Burdette suggests that from a mintage of 481,000 pieces, 475,000 coins were melted under the auspices of the 1933 Gold Act. Only small groups of 1926-D double eagles have emerged from foreign holdings, although a number of coins from low to middle Mint State grades have reduced this issue's scarcity. It remains a challenging branch mint double eagle in Select Uncirculated or finer grades, and is a major rarity in Premium Gem or finer conditions. While the origins of this MS63 example are unknown, scattered bagmarks suggest it spent a fair considerable time in transport and in bank-to-bank transfers. Attractive mint luster illuminates frosted, orange-gold surfaces. While the strike is adequately sharp at the upper obverse, it weakens on the Capitol building and throughout the lower peripheries, a situation typical for the 1926-D. Eye appeal remains strong. Population: 61 in 63 (2 in 63+), 29 finer (12/20).(Registry values: N7079)

    Coin Index Numbers: (NGC ID# 26GE, PCGS# 9184)

    Weight: 33.44 grams

    Metal: 90% Gold, 10% Copper


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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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