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    Superb 1908 Indian Eagle

    1908 $10 Motto MS67 PCGS. A bright reddish-peach, satiny Superb Gem that will seduce any collector who admires its charms. Vibrant luster throughout and the strike is full and complete. During 1908 the powers that be in congress decided to add the motto IN GOD WE TRUST to these eagles on March 31, 1908 against the wishes of President Teddy Roosevelt. The motto was placed in the small field near the eagle's chest, and remained there for the duration of coinage. The surfaces of this coin are stunning, with virtually no signs of handling. We do note a very trivial mark in the right reverse field above the eagle's tail feathers, this being the only nick which we could readily locate on this stellar coin of even the slightest consequence. It would be hard to find any Indian eagle which could top this specimen on technical merits or eye appeal. Population: 3 in 67, 4 finer (1/06).(Registry values: N7079) (NGC ID# 28GJ, PCGS# 8859)

    Weight: 16.72 grams

    Metal: 90% Gold, 10% Copper


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    February, 2006
    9th-11th Thursday-Saturday
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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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