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    1909-S Ten Dollar, MS64
    Scarce in This Grade, Minimally Abraded

    1909-S $10 MS64 PCGS. CAC. The 1909-S ten dollar piece is more difficult to obtain in the better Mint State grades than its rather generous mintage of 292,350 pieces would suggest. Most Uncirculated 1909-S eagles in today's market can be traced to a hoard that surfaced in the late 1970s. Since that hoard included coins that predominantly grade MS60 to MS63, the 1909-S remains scarce in MS64 and rare as a Gem.
    Both sides of this yellow-gold near-Gem yield pleasing luster that is somewhat satiny. The design elements are well struck and the few marks worth mentioning are very minor and mostly concealed within the feathers of the headdress and the eagle. The latter attribute is significant because most survivors possess a generous number of moderate-size bagmarks. Population: 50 in 64 (5 in 64+), 27 finer (11/12).(Registry values: N2998) (NGC ID# 28GP, PCGS# 8864)

    Weight: 16.72 grams

    Metal: 90% Gold, 10% Copper


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    9th-14th Wednesday-Monday
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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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