1908-D $10 Motto MS66 NGC....
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The market for this issue has shifted since then, and the 1908-D has taken its place among the condition rarities of the series for knowledgeable enthusiasts. Awareness of the 1908-D Motto ten, however, has come only gradually to the numismatic population at large, which perpetuates a remarkable opportunity for the discerning collector. Garrett and Guth (2006) write that "[f]or the serious and well-heeled specialist, this date can be obtained," but " ... few examples survived that have the unblemished surfaces required" for an MS65 or better designation.
This gorgeous Premium Gem should find a home with a numismatist possessing those qualities. Its wheat-gold surfaces are strongly lustrous with the subtle granularity common to all high-end representatives, and while the strike is a trifle soft at the highpoints of the portrait, the overall level of definition is bold. The fields and devices are as well-preserved as one could want for the grade, and if not for a handful of tiny flaws, it would have a legitimate claim to Superb Gem status. In sum, a marvelous example. Census: 5 in 66, 4 finer (11/07).(Registry values: N7079) (NGC ID# 28GK, PCGS# 8860)
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The Coinage of Augustus Saint-Gaudens is an issue-by-issue examination of these two artistically inspired series of gold coins.
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