1909 $10 PR67 NGC....
The matte surface for this year and the next is the enchanting Roman Gold finish. This semi-brilliant proofing process gives the piece a bright, satiny appearance with a pale lemon-gold color, obviously quite different from the traditional matte finish. The 1909 gold set was sufficiently rare at the time of issue. It took Henry Chapman four years to find a set for noted collector Robert Garrett. Roman Gold Tens are very rarely seen today and infrequently appear at major auctions.
The surfaces of this piece are bright and satiny, and as the grade would indicate, and there are no mentionable marks or flaws that might be mentioned as identifiers for future research. A rare opportunity for the gold specialist to purchase one of the most elusive matte proof gold issues of the twentieth century. Population: 3 in 67, 1 finer (12/04).
From The Paul Taylor Collection of Finest Known PCGS Registry Gold Type Sets.(#8891) (Registry values: N10218) (NGC ID# 28HF, PCGS# 8891)
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The Coinage of Augustus Saint-Gaudens is an issue-by-issue examination of these two artistically inspired series of gold coins.
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