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Low-Mintage 1911-D Eagle, MS63

1911-D $10 MS63 PCGS. Though mintage is far from the sole determinant of rarity in late-date American gold, with just 30,100 pieces struck, the 1911-D ten dollar gold is one of the most challenging Saint-Gaudens issues, and even Select examples are condition rarities. Garrett and Guth (2006) ascribe immense importance to this issue, proclaiming that "[a]ll Indian Head eagle collections are judged to some degree on the quality of the 1911-D issue."
A touch of haze has settled over the surfaces of this luminous piece, predominantly yellow-gold with a touch of wheat. Liberty's cheek is clean, and at first glance, the piece appears much finer than its Select designation. Only on closer inspection does one identify the wispy, grade-defining abrasion present in the left obverse field. The reverse is rotated approximately 20 degrees counterclockwise. Population: 21 in 63, 15 finer (8/07).(Registry values: N4719) (NGC ID# 28GU, PCGS# 8869)

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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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