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    Famous 1907 Wire Rim Saint-Gaudens Ten
    Attractive MS61 Example

    1907 $10 Wire Rim MS61 PCGS. CAC. With an official mintage of just 500 pieces (and perhaps 472 net released), the Wire Rim ten dollar is one of the most elusive commonly collected Saint-Gaudens eagles -- and one of the most popular. The wire edge on this MS61 example contrasts with the striking softness on the high points, where the Mint's production facilities could not keep up with the technical demands placed on it by the early Saint-Gaudens design. Orange-kissed yellow-gold surfaces also show areas of pale lavender accenting the margins. A pinscratch back from the corner of Liberty's mouth defines the grade, though the reverse presents a much cleaner appearance. Housed in a green label holder.(Registry values: N4719) (NGC ID# 26F2, PCGS# 8850)

    Weight: 16.72 grams

    Metal: 90% Gold, 10% Copper


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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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