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The regular proof issue for this year was made in the so-called "Roman Gold" finish, which combines subtle granularity with a measure of brilliance. Opposition to this hybrid texture, which lent the coins neither the appearance of matte proofs nor the reflective sheen of brilliant proofs, was so strong that the American Numismatic Association, at its 1910 convention, passed a resolution stating a preference for the matte proofs of 1908!
However unpopular the Roman proofs might have been at the time, today, collectors recognize them as part of a short, yet fascinating chapter in American numismatic history. This lemon-gold example, while graded PR65, offers eye appeal that is far better than the norm. Even under magnification, flaws are difficult to detect, and the overall appearance is simply gorgeous. A touch of highpoint softness is trivial in context. Population: 7 in 65, 1 finer (11/07).(Registry values: N7079) (NGC ID# 28HG, PCGS# 8892)
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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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