1914 $10 PR66 NGC. A stellar coin for the specialist that boasts excellent surfaces and delightful, satiny yellow color. Th...
America was swept along in the world tide of building armaments for the coming World War in late 1914. Factories were swamped with orders for machines and for the chemicals and gunpowder needed by many nations. Gold and silver were hoarded, and our national focus swung from the idealism of the early century to the realities of war. America stayed out of the conflict for a few more years as the European countries were swept along by the flood of fear and anger. Somehow this coin passed through this period of turmoil to come down to us today, a stunning reminder of the year that conflict enveloped so many nations. This is the finest example we have sold of this issue, and in fact only the fourth time Heritage has offered a proof example of this date. That gives the collector some perspective on just how elusive this coin is in proof, and this lovely Premium Gem will certainly be the centerpiece of an advanced collection. Census: 5 in 66, 7 finer (3/06).(Registry values: N10218) (NGC ID# 26YE, PCGS# 8896)
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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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