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    1908 Motto Indian Ten, MS66
    Conditionally Rare Issue

    1908 $10 Motto MS66 NGC. The design of the Indian ten dollar gold piece was modified by an act of Congress in 1908 to include the motto IN GOD WE TRUST on the reverse. The 1908 Motto Indian eagle enjoyed a substantial mintage of 341,370 pieces, and the issue remains readily available in grades up to the Choice level today. Examples in Gem condition are scarce, and Premium Gems are rare. The 1908 is popular with type collectors as the first date of the Motto design.
    The present coin is a sharply detailed Premium Gem, with fine definition on Liberty's curls and the headdress feathers. The surfaces display pleasing orange-gold patina with satiny mint luster. Census: 35 in 66, 8 finer (3/11).(Registry values: N4719) (NGC ID# 28GJ, PCGS# 8859)

    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

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