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Conditionally Rare 1913-S Ten Dollar, A Pleasing MS63 Example

1913-S $10 MS63 PCGS. Only 66,000 pieces were struck of the 1913-S, and that mintage is representative of the scarcity of this S-mint ten. It is, in fact, one of the foremost condition rarities in the series with survivors seldom located above the VF-XF level. In MS63, this piece represents a rare opportunity for the collector. PCGS has only certified 19 pieces in this grade with 15 finer, while NGC has graded four in MS63 with 15 finer (5/05). While the advanced collector might wish to hold out for one of the few MS64 coins that have been certified, it would be wise to factor price into such a decision, as an MS64 would cost around three times as much as this pleasing MS63. The fields show the fine-grain finish one expects from gold coins struck in the teens with an overlay of satiny mint luster. Each side shows an interplay of orange-gold and lilac patina that adds even more to the overall attractiveness of this coin. A few light abrasions are scattered over each side, but none are large or individually bothersome.(#8874) (Registry values: N4719) (NGC ID# 28GZ, PCGS# 8874)

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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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