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Gorgeous 1908-S Eagle, MS64

1908-S $10 MS64 NGC. While Garrett and Guth (2006) characterize this issue as available in grades from MS65 through MS67, examining the combined certified population reveals that Choice pieces are elusive, and Gem and better pieces are condition rarities. Combined with the small mintage of just 59,850 pieces, it is little wonder that the 1908-S is coveted in pleasing Mint State.
This fascination near-Gem has eye appeal in spades, with flashy lemon-gold fields that show elements of orange and honey at the reverse margins. The obverse has excellent detail for the issue, and a touch of softness on the eagle's wing and leg is of little concern. A faint mark on Liberty's cheek and minor, scattered flaws account for the grade.
From The Parker Lee III Collection.(Registry values: N4719) (NGC ID# 28GL, PCGS# 8861)

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January, 2008
9th-12th
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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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