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1908 $10 Motto MS65 PCGS. CAC....

2011 October 13-16 US Coins Signature Auction- Pittsburgh #1160

 
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Auction Ended On: Oct 14, 2011
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Location: David L. Lawrence Convention Center
1000 Ft. Duquesne Blvd.
Pittsburgh, PA 15222

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With Motto 1908 Ten Dollar
Sharply Struck Gem
1908 $10 Motto MS65 PCGS. CAC. After the considerable political controversy over the lack of IN GOD WE TRUST on the new Saint-Gaudens gold coinage designs, the motto's addition was handled with relative good taste. In the case of the ten dollar coin, adding the motto to the wide-open left reverse field may well have improved that side's aesthetic balance. This Gem example of the first Motto issue is a sharply struck coin with smooth and attractive yellow-gold luster. Excellent all-around preservation is the standard, and a tiny meandering line to the left of Liberty's lips is one of the few grade-determining flaws. Housed in a green label holder. PCGS has certified 37 numerically finer examples (9/11).(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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