1907 $10 Wire Rim MS64 PCGS....
Two days letter, spurred by a letter received from William D. Sohier, a self-described "old friend" of the President's, Roosevelt sent another, more terse message to Cortelyou, the first paragraph of which read: "Perhaps the mint people ought to see the enclosed letter. Let them tell me when the new eagles and double eagles will appear. I hope a fortnight." Within a week, samples from a batch of 500 pieces, in high relief but with Charles Barber's knife-rim added to protect the design, were made available to Roosevelt, and he expressed his approval, largely defusing the tension between the President and the Mint.
This near-Gem comes from that prized early batch of Wire Rim eagles, struck on a medal press with the rims prominent and periods separating the words on the reverse. Orange-accented yellow-gold surfaces have the warm and dramatic luster peculiar to this issue, which has attracted generations of collectors to this famous variety. Pleasingly preserved for the grade assigned and housed in a green label holder.(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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