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    Gem 1909-S Ten Dollar
    Thick Mint Luster

    1909-S $10 MS65 PCGS. Michael Fuljenz ranks the 1909-S eagle eighth in overall rarity among the 32-coin Indian Head series -- not too shabby a showing for a set that includes such luminary rarities as the 1907 Rolled Rim and Wire Rim, the 1920-S, 1930-S, and 1933. Any MS64 1909-S is a very scarce coin; Gems are rare. The present MS65 PCGS example boasts radiant luster throughout both sides as its calling card, a trait that immediately boosts the eye appeal to a high level. Rose-gold color prevails, and a few thin marks on Liberty's cheek are consistent with the grade while precluding an even finer one. The reverse shows luster grazes more than actual contact marks, and the uniformly sharp strike more than compensates. Population: 18 in 65, 7 finer (3/12).(Registry values: N4719) (NGC ID# 28GP, PCGS# 8864)

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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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