1907 $10 Wire Rim MS64 PCGS. The Wire Edge and Rolled ...
"I wish to give you some information. If you will act quickly upon it I think we will secure for you a couple of coins which are worth large sums. The director of the mint, Mr. Frank A. Leach, at Washington, has in his possession, and is distributing at face value, to collectors or public museums, to the latter he writes me more especially than to the former, special $10 gold pieces of the Saint-Gaudens design, 1907.
"If you will write him and ask him to send you a specimen of the $10 gold piece, Saint-Gaudens design 1907, from die No. 1 without any border, and die No. 2, with a wire or thin edge, you might say to him that you have been informed that he has a few of these for distribution to collections which are exhibited to the public. I would tell him that your collection is on exhibition at Princeton College and that you would like to have him send you them. Send him $20 in gold notes and 12c in postage stamps, and I think you will succeed. Do not mention my name or your source of information.
"Of the coin without the border, 500 were made, of number 2 only 50 were kept out of several thousand that were minted. The rest were melted.
"As he has but a few of the wire edge, which he refuses to let me have a specimen of, I would suggest that you write immediately upon receipt of this. If you can bring to bear any influence of your senator or congressman, it might be well to do so, but I think that it is possible you will get them without bringing anyone else into the matter, which might cause delay. If you succeed in getting them, you are going to get two coins worth $400.
"No Proof sets of 1908 gold are yet issued, and now when they are it is likely the die without In God We Trust will not be used, but a new die with the motto. I have those without the motto laid aside if you want them."
Satiny surfaces are the result of numerous minute die polishing lines in the fields and on the devices on both obverse and reverse. These surfaces exhibit a few trivial imperfections; however, they are hardly worth mentioning within the context of the grade assigned to this specimen. The Wire Edge and Rolled Edge Indian eagles, along with the High Relief double eagles, represent the original work of Augustus Saint-Gaudens as he intended these coins to look, and are among the most beautiful of all United States coin designs.
From The John Michael Stuart Collection, Part Two.(#8850) (Registry values: N7079) (NGC ID# 268B, PCGS# 8850)
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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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