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    Orange-Gold MS64 1908-D Motto Eagle
    Elusive in Gem Grade

    1908-D $10 Motto MS64 PCGS. Even though the first-year 1908-D Indian Head eagle was produced in an amount well over 800,000 pieces, examples today in Gem condition are highly elusive, a level where Garrett and Guth pronounce the issue 12th-rarest of the 32-coin series. This near-Gem is about as nice as most collectors can obtain, with beautifully lustrous orange-gold surfaces showing abundant eye appeal and impeccable preservation. PCGS has seen 18 submissions in MS64, with 21 finer -- most of those in MS65, although the incredible ex: Eliasberg-Duckor MS68 PCGS example now resides in the Simpson Collection (5/12).(Registry values: N4719) (NGC ID# 28GK, PCGS# 8860)

    Weight: 16.72 grams

    Metal: 90% Gold, 10% Copper


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    July, 2012
    12th-15th Thursday-Sunday
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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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