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1908 $10 Motto MS64 NGC....

2008 February Long Beach, CA Signature Coin Auction #460

 
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Auction Ended On: Feb 15, 2008
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Long Beach Convention Center
100 S. Pine Avenue
Long Beach, CA 90802

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Attractive 1908 Motto Indian Eagle MS64
1908 $10 Motto MS64 NGC. Pleasing honey-gold coloration adorns the highly lustrous surfaces of this well struck near-Gem. A few wispy marks keep it from a Gem holder, but overall this piece seems high-end, for the grade. According to Garrett and Guth (2006): "Congress demanded that the motto IN GOD WE TRUST be restored to the eagles as it had been placed on all coinage soon after the Civil War. President Theodore Roosevelt (in office 1901 to 1909) felt that it was immoral to have God's name placed on a coin. Nevertheless, Congress prevailed and Charles Barber placed the motto before the eagle's breast." (Registry values: N2998) (NGC ID# 28GJ, PCGS# 8859)

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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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