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    1908 Motto Eagle, MS64+
    Smooth, Minimally Marked Surfaces

    1908 $10 Motto MS64+ PCGS. The omission of IN GOD WE TRUST from the Saint-Gaudens ten and twenty dollar gold coins of 1907 and early 1908 was considered by prominent media outlets and religious organizations to be an act of blasphemy. Its elimination generated a year-long controversy that was only resolved when Congress passed a law mandating the motto's restoration on May 13, 1908. This With Motto ten dollar gold piece has smooth, orange-gold surfaces with hints of lavender coloration. Crisply impressed aside from minor softness on the lower headdress feathers and the eagle's wing.(Registry values: N2998)

    Coin Index Numbers: (NGC ID# 28GJ, PCGS# 8859)

    Weight: 16.72 grams

    Metal: 90% Gold, 10% Copper


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    August, 2015
    12th-16th Wednesday-Sunday
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    Saint-Gaudens Double Eagles as Illustrated by the Phillip H. Morse and Steven Duckor Collections
    Revised Edition by Roger Burdette, and edited by James L. Halperin and Mark Van Winkle

    Saint-Gaudens Double Eagles is an issue-by-issue examination of this 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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