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Delightful Gem 1908-D Motto Eagle

1908-D $10 Motto MS65 PCGS Secure. The 1908-D has an unimpressive mintage of 836,500 pieces. It appears, though, that an attempt was made to actually place much of the production into the channels of commerce as there are at least 300 pieces in circulated grades (most AU58). At the other end of the grading spectrum, only 16 Gems have been certified (13 by PCGS and 3 by NGC), with 19 finer (4/10). This piece shows the same fine-grain texture noted on the Morse coin, but the surfaces are uniformly bright with attractive yellow-gold color. The striking details are strong throughout, and there are no obvious or detracting marks on either side.(Registry values: N7079) (NGC ID# 28GK, PCGS# 8860)

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June, 2010
2nd-6th Wednesday-Sunday
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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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