1930-S $10 MS64 PCGS....
The Fourth Rarest Issue in the Series
In the context of the ten dollar Indian series, the 1930-S ranks a solid fourth in overall rarity, only trailing the 1933, 1920-S, and the 1907 Rolled Edge. That is prestigious company indeed. In his reference on Indian gold coins, Mike Fuljenz makes the following comments about the general characteristics of the 1930-S:
"Many 1930-S Eagles were roughly handled and as a result, the surfaces are often heavily abraded. It appears that a few small hoards have been found on which the surfaces are much cleaner and these pieces were probably not thrown loosely into bags with other surviving examples."
It can never be known, but this may well be one of the hoard coins Fuljenz refers to. The surfaces are exceptionally clean, lacking the usually found heavy abrasions seen on many 1930-S tens. The mint luster is bright and frosted, and each side displays uniform yellow-gold color. An exceptionally pleasing coin.
From the Collection of Donald E. Bently, sold for the benefit of the Bently Foundation.(Registry values: N4719) (NGC ID# 28HA, PCGS# 8883)
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