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1907 $10 Wire Rim MS62 PCGS....

2011 January Tampa FUN Signature & Platinum Night US Coin Auction #1151

 
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Auction Ended On: Jan 6, 2011
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Location: Tampa Convention Center
333 S. Franklin St.
Tampa, FL 33602
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Important Saint-Gaudens 1907
Wire Rim Ten Dollar, MS62
1907 $10 Wire Rim MS62 PCGS. This remarkable Mint State example has highly lustrous greenish yellow-gold surfaces with satiny luster and some khaki toning on the higher points of the design. Historically, the Wire Rim eagles have been classified as pattern coins, but today they are considered to be an integral part of a complete set of regular issue coinage. Jeff Garrett and Ron Guth, in the Encyclopedia of U.S. Gold Coins, called these pieces "the initial concept coins that most perfectly represent Augustus Saint-Gaudens's idea for this coin." They continued to note that "all examples were struck and given out to dignitaries and VIPs." As a result, nearly all pieces were saved and remain in existence today, though demand greatly exceeds the available supply.(Registry values: N4719) (NGC ID# 268B, PCGS# 8850)

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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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