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Superb Matte Proof 1913 Indian Ten

1913 $10 PR67 NGC. With a mintage of only 71 pieces it is surprising that this is not the lowest mintage in the series but it is, in fact, surpassed in that area by the 1914 with only 50 pieces struck. The 1913 is comparable to the 1912 in rarity, being just a bit less rare. We estimate that perhaps 23-30 pieces may still be extant. It is interesting to note that Akers (1980) was only able to trace 13 appearances (including duplicates) in major gold sales over a 40-year period.
The matte surfaces of this coin show a fine-grain texture with even steel-golden patina overlaying each side. If the intention of the matte proof process was to redirect the viewer's attention away from the flash of the brilliant, mirrored finished proofs and focus on the striking details, then we would say the effort was a success. This coin greatly resembles a medal with its finish and overall strength of striking details. There is absolutely no shininess on the highpoints of the design, and there are no distracting spots or other mentionable pedigree markers. Population: 7 in 67, 1 finer (4/05).(#8895) (Registry values: N10218) (NGC ID# 28HH, PCGS# 8895)

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May, 2005
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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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