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Well Defined 1920-S Ten Dollar, AU55

1920-S $10 AU55 PCGS. The 1920-S ranks as one of the rarest Indian Head tens. In The Coinage of Augustus Saint-Gaudens, Jim Halperin et al. indicate that "fewer than 100 pieces are known today of the 1920-S, in spite of a generous production run of 126,500 pieces. Obviously, the majority of the mintage was melted. However, some attempt seems to have been made to circulate the 1920-S as there are currently 50 coins that have been certified by both of the major services in XF-AU grades."
This choice AU specimen displays ample luster residing on peach-gold surfaces laced with wisps of mint-green. Sharp definition is apparent on the design elements, and the few circulation marks scattered about do not detract.(Registry values: N4719) (NGC ID# 28H8, PCGS# 8881)


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April, 2008
16th-19th Wednesday-Saturday
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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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