1907 $10 Wire Rim MS66 PCGS. This is a simply extraordinary 1907 Wire Rim Eagle whose surfaces are overlaid in rich, satiny...
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The Wire Rim Eagle is the closest the Philadelphia mint came to reproducing the Ten Dollar design as originally conceived by Augustus Saint-Gaudens and Theodore Roosevelt. The wire rim feature on this design is the result of metal being forced between the collar and the dies during striking. Potential complications in the minting process when applied to mass production and other impracticalities resulted in an immediate alteration of the original design. A Premium Gem representative of this rare and important transitional issue. Population: 11 in 66, 3 finer (11/05).(Registry values: N10218) (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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