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1907 $10 Wire Rim MS63 PCGS....

2013 June 5 - 9 US Coin Signature Auction - Long Beach #1186

 
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Auction Ended On: Jun 6, 2013
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Location: Long Beach Convention Center
100 S. Pine Avenue
Long Beach, CA 90802

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1907 Wire Rim Ten, MS63
Remarkable Color and Bright Mint Luster
1907 $10 Wire Rim MS63 PCGS. Depending on the source, the usual mintage of the 1907 Wire Rim tens is given as either 500 struck, or 542 struck and 70 melted, leaving a net distribution of 472 pieces; in either case, the difference is insignificant. The grade distribution of the survivors is interesting: Since these coins were handed out as VIP souvenirs at the time of their minting, some show evidence of rough handling over the last 100-plus years, likely by non-numismatists. PCGS has graded a couple of examples at the VF35 grade level. But others have clearly been carefully preserved, including some remarkable high-grade examples. This Select piece shows the usual bright mint luster. However, rather than the normally seen even yellow color, this coin displays deeper reddish-gold with hints of lilac interspersed. A few widely scattered contact marks explain the grade, but this Wire Rim ten presents much better than the grade would indicate.(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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