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    Gem 1908 Motto Ten Dollar
    Die Doubled Reverse

    1908 $10 Motto MS65 NGC. CAC. A gorgeous butter-gold Gem that boasts potent luster, a sharp strike, and exemplary preservation. The reverse is lightly die doubled, most noticeably on the G in GOD though the base of DOLLARS and the top of STATES also exhibit a spread toward the rim. The variety is unlisted in Breen or Cherrypickers' but is nonetheless of interest to specialists. The 1908 Motto is usually encountered in AU58 to MS63 grades with scuffy surfaces, but Gems of the present quality are elusive and highly desirable. Certified in a pre-hologram older NGC holder. Census: 68 in 65 (1 in 65+), 43 finer (11/12).(Registry values: N2998) (NGC ID# 28GJ, PCGS# 8859)

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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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