1911 $10 MS67 PCGS. CAC....
One of the most interesting stories about the 1911 ten dollar, one that helps explain its availability in high grade, is the discovery of a hoard in the early 1990s. A Pontiac dealership in Ulysses, Kansas had gone out of business after many decades of selling cars and parts. A prospective buyer of the dealership was looking through a dusty storeroom of obsolete parts, and he discovered an old carburetor box that contained 30-40 Mint State 1911 eagles. Apparently the coins had been hidden by the original owner who had long since passed away.
The surfaces of this piece show the fine-grained texture one expects from this date, with a generous overlay of yellow-orange frosted mint luster that flows around each side, unimpeded by the abrasions one normally expects from this type. In fact, the only marks we see are a couple of minute, inoffensive ones on the Indian's temple. Simply outstanding quality in this challenging series. Sharply defined throughout.
Ex: Phillip Morse Collection (Heritage, 11/05), lot 6510, where it realized $46,000; 2007 FUN Auction (Heritage, 1/2007), lot 3173.(Registry values: N7079) (NGC ID# 28GT, PCGS# 8868)
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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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