1930-S $10 MS64 NGC....
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A Key to the Series
Both Walter Breen and David Akers before him mentioned the existence of a small hoard of 1930-S eagles. Breen wrote in his 1988 Complete Encyclopedia: "For some decades one 1930-S turned up in the San Francisco area every three years, probably from a single roll." Such a roll would, of course, have long since been completely absorbed into the numismatic marketplace. Akers updates this mention in his more recent Handbook.
The typical 1930-S is much better struck than an average 1920-S, but it may still show weakness on the Indian's hair under the headdress and on the eagle's hind leg. The present piece offers gleaming luster throughout, with yellow-gold and orange-gold areas predominating amid glints of deeper color in the headdress tips. Minor strike softness appears on the Y of LIBERTY, as often seen, and on the high points of eagle's trailing leg. Tiny ticks on the base of Liberty's neck, a couple on the cheek, and on the reverse high points, none significant, preclude an even finer grade. Census: 39 in 64, 19 finer (9/09).
From The Little Rock Collection.(Registry values: N4719) (NGC ID# 28HA, PCGS# 8883)
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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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