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    Near-Gem 1910-S Saint-Gaudens Eagle

    1910-S $10 MS64 PCGS. The 1910-S eagle blossoms from a near-type issue in circulated grades to an increasingly prominent rarity through the various levels of Mint State. The near-Gem tier, as seen here, is a wonderful illustration; PCGS has graded just 23 examples in MS64 and only four numerically finer (6/10). Satiny luster is a hallmark of this lot, gracing yellow-gold surfaces that have considerable orange overtones at an angle to the light. The hair over Liberty's ear shows slight softness, but the eagle's raised wing feathers are sharper. A small abrasion on Liberty's cheekbone contributes to the grade.(Registry values: N4719) (NGC ID# 268D, PCGS# 8867)

    Weight: 16.72 grams

    Metal: 90% Gold, 10% Copper


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    August, 2010
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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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