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Intensely Lustrous MS64 1908-S Ten Dollar

1908-S $10 MS64 NGC. Compared to previous years, the San Francisco Mint's gold coinage output was puny in 1908: It struck no quarter eagles, the double eagles had a famously low mintage of 22,000 pieces, and neither the half eagles nor eagles escaped the five-figure range. This MS64 example of the ten dollar issue is intensely lustrous and generally well-defined with only minor striking softness visible on Liberty's hair. Light chatter on the cheek contributes to the grade. With 22 coins at this level in the NGC Census Report and 23 pieces in all finer grades (7/11), the near-Gem 1908-S ten dollar is clearly in a respectable tier of condition rarity.(Registry values: N4719) (NGC ID# 28GL, PCGS# 8861)

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September, 2011
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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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