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    Apricot-Gold 1908 With Motto Ten, MS66
    Satiny, Unabraded Surfaces

    1908 $10 Motto MS66 NGC. The 1908 With Motto ten dollar coins have a mintage more than an order of magnitude greater than their No Motto counterparts, a nearly perfect inversion of the pattern for the Philadelphia Saint-Gaudens twenties of the same year. Despite the mintage of over a third of a million 1908 Motto tens, though, few were saved with a purpose, and so better-than-Gem coins such as this MS66 NGC example are condition rarities. The hair over Liberty's ear is the softest point of this example, but individual strands are still visible, and the eagle's feathers are sharply defined. Apricot-gold luster is generous and smooth with a hint of satin. Census: 35 in 66, 8 finer (11/11).(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

    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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