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Matte Proof 1908 Indian Eagle

1908 $10 Motto PR62 PCGS. All of the 116 proof Eagles produced in 1908 are of the Motto design, and they are the most easily obtainable specimen strikings in this series. Nevertheless, we caution bidders that most of the 1908-1915 proof gold issues are rarer than their mintage figures suggest. Apparently, most examples were melted as unsold because the public was not all that fond of the matte finish that these coins possess. This coin displays the dark, khaki-olive color that characterizes this issue. The devices are fully brought up in all areas, a graze in the left obverse field is the most likely grade-limiting feature.
From the Ric Leichtung Collection. (NGC ID# 2AME, PCGS# 8890)


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November, 2001
15th-17th Thursday-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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