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1908-S $10 MS65 NGC....

2008 January Orlando, FL (FUN) Signature Coin Auction #454

 
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Auction Ended On: Jan 10, 2008
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Orange County Convention Center
North/South Building
9400 Universal Blvd.
Orlando, FL 32819

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Auction, Room 230 B

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Captivating MS65 1908-S Ten Dollar Gold
1908-S $10 MS65 NGC. Even more than its small mintage of 59,850 pieces, the excellent overall quality of the 1908-S ten dollar gold issue is its most notable feature. Garrett and Guth (2006) note that "this date was blessed with splendid eye appeal," and those who view the present piece are unlikely to disagree. It displays shining and slightly satiny apricot-gold and wheat-gold surfaces with a touch of peach, and the devices deliver bold impressions throughout. The obverse is beautifully preserved, and the reverse is similarly attractive, though a few small ticks are noted on the eagle's wing. Still, a delightful and highly desirable Gem that would be right at home in a similarly graded date set. Census: 11 in 65, 11 finer (11/07).(Registry values: N7079) (NGC ID# 28GL, PCGS# 8861)

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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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