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Gorgeous Gem 1908 No Motto Eagle

1908 $10 No Motto MS65 PCGS. Though certain other Indian eagle issues are even more elusive in Gem, few of them can match this issue's abnormally low mintage of 33,500 pieces; moreover, the 1908 No Motto eagle is a legitimate condition rarity at the MS65 level and very rare any finer, with just 10 higher-graded examples known to PCGS (6/08).
This piece, housed in a green label holder, exhibits powerful luster with only the slightest hint of haze over the yellow-gold surfaces. Well struck overall, if a trifle soft at the hair over Liberty's ear, and pleasingly preserved. A handful of minuscule flaws on each side are consistent with the grade assigned.
From The Oscar Alexander Collection of 1908 Gold.(Registry values: N4719) (NGC ID# 28GG, PCGS# 8853)


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