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Marvelous MS65+ Motto 1908 Ten Dollar

1908 $10 Motto MS65+ PCGS. CAC. Even collectors who prefer the artistry of Augustus Saint-Gaudens to the more workmanlike approach of Charles Barber must acknowledge the taste the Chief Engraver showed in adding the motto IN GOD WE TRUST to the artist's designs after a Congressional mandate in 1908. The double eagle had the motto added around the sun disc on the reverse, while Barber tucked the motto into the large left reverse field on the eagle, as seen on this Gem-plus example. Effusive yellow-gold luster is softly frosted with an undercurrent of orange, and the surfaces are remarkably smooth. PCGS has graded 38 numerically finer representatives (11/10).(Registry values: N2998) (NGC ID# 28GJ, PCGS# 8859)

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January, 2011
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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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