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    1908 Indian Eagle, MS66+
    Exemplary No Motto Type

    1908 $10 No Motto MS66+ PCGS. The motto was added to most denominations shortly after the Civil War, including the ten and twenty dollar gold pieces. When those denominations were redesigned, President Theodore Roosevelt and Augustus Saint-Gaudens were of a like mind that it was wrong, or even sacrilegious, to mention God on a monetary medium that could possibly be used for untoward purposes. Congress disagreed, and in May of 1908 passed legislation making the motto mandatory on gold and silver coinage.

    Only a small quantity of No Motto eagles were struck in 1908 before the new design was implemented -- 210,000 pieces by the Denver Mint, and just 33,500 pieces at the Philadelphia Mint. This high-end Premium Gem is one of the few high-grade Uncirculated P-Mint representatives of the final-year No Motto type. Satiny rich-gold surfaces display orange and olive-gold overtones amid pervasive mint luster. The sharp surfaces show minimal signs of contact or marks of any kind, save for a tiny planchet flake near the left reverse rim. Population: 12 in 66 (2 in 66+), 5 finer (11/16).(Registry values: N7079) (NGC ID# 28GG, PCGS# 8853)

    Weight: 16.72 grams

    Metal: 90% Gold, 10% Copper


    Learn more at the Newman Numismatic Portal at Washington University in St. Louis.

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    Auction Dates
    January, 2017
    4th-9th Wednesday-Monday
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    Saint-Gaudens Double Eagles as Illustrated by the Phillip H. Morse and Steven Duckor Collections
    Revised Edition by Roger Burdette, and edited by James L. Halperin and Mark Van Winkle

    Saint-Gaudens Double Eagles is an issue-by-issue examination of this 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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