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    Two-Toned Gem 1912 Eagle

    1912 $10 MS65 PCGS. The mintage of the 1912 eagle was a largish 405,000 pieces, nonetheless quite a bit smaller than the ubiquitous 1926 and 1932 P-mint issues. Gems are nonetheless scarce today, however, and any finer-graded example is a rarity. The present satiny Gem offers unusual but gorgeous color, as wheat-gold hues prevail over most of the obverse and the eagle on the reverse. Intense orange-gold color is the rule above Liberty's head and through the reverse fields. The strike is somewhat soft on the Indian's hair but well-impressed elsewhere, and there are few marks of any severity. PCGS has certified 25 submissions of the issue at the Gem level, and there are 10 finer (8/11).
    From The George Marin Collection.(Registry values: N4719) (NGC ID# 28GW, PCGS# 8871)

    Weight: 16.72 grams

    Metal: 90% Gold, 10% Copper


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