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    Dazzling Gem 1908 No Motto Eagle

    1908 $10 No Motto MS65 NGC. Booming luster bathes smooth light orange-gold surfaces. A beautiful example of the Saint-Gaudens design. Motto 1908 eagles are common, but only 33,500 pieces were struck at Philadelphia prior to the addition of IN GOD WE TRUST. Considering the low mintage, it comes as little surprise that the No Motto is scarce in Mint State and rare as a Gem. The controversy of the new No Motto eagle and double eagle types provided a lesson to Bela Lyon Pratt, whose Indian quarter eagle and half eagle bore the Motto from the beginning. Certified in an older generation holder. Census: 18 in 65, 14 finer (4/06).(Registry values: N4719) (NGC ID# 28GG, PCGS# 8853)

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    June, 2006
    1st-3rd 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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