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Near-Flawless 1913 Eagle, Matte PR66
'Beautiful Work of Numismatic Art'

1913 $10 PR66 NGC. CAC. Even though the matte proofs of the Saint-Gaudens design, the eagles and double eagles, generally saw mintages on a downward spiral as the respective series lengthened, today collectors seem to be considerably more fond of the pieces than were contemporary collectors. After launching the new gold coins in 1908 with a dark matte finish that was unpopular, the Mint in 1909 and 1910 launched a hybrid texture alternatively called Roman or satin finish, one that seemed to displease collectors even more. The 1911- and later-dated matte or sandblast proofs were similar to the matte texture of 1908, although differences in the granular texture and color could be achieved for individual coins within a year by subtle alterations in the sandblasting process.
The present-day numismatists have been much more kind to the matte proofs. Garrett and Guth write of the 1913 proof eagles:

"The fine sandblast finish used in 1912 was also used to coin these Proofs. This date ranks as the third-scarcest issue of the series by a tiny margin in gem Proof or finer grades. Eye appeal and surface quality remain superb, and these coins are truly beautiful works of numismatic art."


The surfaces on the present Premium Gem are khaki-colored, with medium-sized granules appearing from sandblasting. One minute contact mark occurs in the reverse field below the T in UNITED, but the surfaces otherwise appear flawless. NGC has certified eight pieces at the PR66 level with seven finer, while PCGS has seen three submissions in PR66 with two finer, the totals as usual comprising some duplicates (11/11).(Registry values: N10218) (NGC ID# 28HH, PCGS# 8895)

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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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