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Near-Gem 1911-S Ten Dollar

1911-S $10 MS64 NGC. Garrett and Guth credit a single "small hoard in Europe in the 1970s" with making the 1911-S ten dollar, mintage 51,000 pieces, available to more than a handful of collectors in Mint State. Of course, one "small hoard" is far from enough to meet the demand for this issue, especially in grades such as MS64. This is a warmly lustrous wheat-gold near-Gem with straw and orange accents. Though the hair over Liberty's ear shows a degree of striking softness, the reverse is better-impressed, and among the coin's scattered and shallow marks, only one small dig to the right of Liberty's lips warrants individual mention. Census: 9 in 64, 15 finer (7/11).(Registry values: N2998) (NGC ID# 28GV, PCGS# 8870)

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September, 2011
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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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