The Coinage of Augustus Saint-Gaudens: as Illustrated by the Phillip H. Morse Collection
By James L. Halperin, Mark Van Winkle, Jon Amato and Gregory J. Rohan
The ten and twenty dollar gold pieces designed by Augustus Saint-Gaudens are generally considered among the most beautiful and artistically accomplished coinage of all time. The development of these designs was understandably a difficult process, one that took years longer than it would have from another, less-accomplished sculptor.
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 the extraordinary collection of Phillip H. Morse. When Morse’s collection was sold in November 2005 it brought $19.2 million with many records broken for both rare and common coins.
Full color throughout, 253 pages.
“The Morse collection book is a beautiful tribute to a beautiful collection of the nation’s finest coins. Saint-Gaudens died before his masterpiece could be distributed to the public, but this book is solid proof that his creations are rightfully cherished and will be for generations to come.”
–Wayne Homren, E-Sylum Books
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