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Fabulous 1911-S Gem Ten Dollar

1911-S $10 MS65 PCGS. The 1911-S ten dollar piece, with a mintage of just 51,000 pieces, is a scarce issue, but not the major rarity it was thought to be before the discovery of a hoard of 60 pieces in the Philippines about 1976.
Still, probably no more than 400 1911-S eagles are believed known in all grades, with most in Extremely Fine to About Uncirculated condition. A little more than 40 Gem pieces have been graded by PCGS and NGC, with none finer than MS66!
This MS65 coin displays beautiful apricot-gold patina laced with traces of mint-green. Fabulous luster exudes from both sides, and all of the design elements are exquisitely brought up. This coin would have certainly graded even higher were it not for a few unobtrusive marks. Population: 20 in 65, 8 finer (11/07).(Registry values: N4719) (NGC ID# 28GV, PCGS# 8870)

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January, 2008
9th-12th
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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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