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Gorgeous Gem 1908-S Ten Dollar

1908-S $10 MS65 PCGS. Garrett and Guth note: "This date is available in gem and even superb gem grades in spite of the very low mintage. Most examples were very sharply struck and quite lustrous, some with a fine granular appearance, and others frostier." This sharp yellow-orange piece has intense luster and the aforementioned crisp detail. Only a handful of tiny ticks are visible, and the small mark above Liberty's eye is entirely grade-consistent. While the writers were literally truthful in that the 1908-S ten dollar exists in Gem and better grades, it is conditionally rare as such, as shown by the PCGS population data: 11 in 65, 21 finer (1/10).(Registry values: N7079) (NGC ID# 28GL, PCGS# 8861)

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February, 2010
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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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