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Popular Gem 1908-D Motto Ten

1908-D $10 Motto MS65 PCGS. The 1908-D Motto ten is an issue that was produced in quantity but little saved, creating a condition rarity. Despite a mintage of over 800,000 pieces that makes it one of the five most heavily produced Saint-Gaudens eagle issues, the 1908-D With Motto eagle is substantially more elusive than a typical issue in Gem and better grades. PCGS has certified only 10 pieces in MS65 and a mere seven coins finer (6/08).
This immensely lustrous example is primarily yellow-gold with slightly deeper orange elements at the lower left obverse. The strike is crisp overall, with particularly pleasing detail in the centers, and its preservation is excellent. A strong candidate for the discerning series enthusiast.
From The Oscar Alexander Collection of 1908 Gold.(Registry values: N7079) (NGC ID# 28GK, PCGS# 8860)


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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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