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1908 $10 Motto MS66 PCGS Secure....

2013 April 24 - 28 CSNS US Coin Signature Auction - Chicago #1184

 
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Auction Ended On: Apr 25, 2013
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Location: Renaissance Schaumburg Convention Center Hotel
1551 North Thoreau Drive
Schaumburg, IL 60173

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Premium Gem 1908 Indian Eagle
First Year With Motto
1908 $10 Motto MS66 PCGS Secure. The design of the Indian eagle was modified in 1908 to include the motto IN GOD WE TRUST, creating a popular new subtype for type collectors, The design remained essentially unchanged until gold coinage ended in 1933. The 1908 Motto type claims a mintage of 341,370 pieces and the issue is not difficult to locate at the Gem level. Examples in MS66 condition can be found with patience, but the issue is very rare in higher grades.

The present coin is a delightful Premium Gem with sharply detailed design elements and vibrant mint luster on both sides. The light orange-gold surfaces show no mentionable signs of contact and eye appeal is terrific. Population: 30 in 66, 8 finer (3/13).(Registry values: N4719) (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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