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    Satiny MS64 1915-S Indian Eagle

    1915-S $10 MS64 NGC. The 1915-S is among the rarest Indian Head eagles. According to Akers (1979) it is exceeded in rarity only by the 1920-S and 1930-S, and it is marginally rarer than the 1912-S and 1914-S. According to Garrett and Guth more recently, the situation has changed little, and they rank it as sixth most difficult in Gem or finer condition. Only a dozen pieces are certified at NGC and PCGS combined in Gem or higher grades, with less than three dozen including duplicates in the MS64 grade of the present piece. Wonderful satiny luster evenly covers the original amber-gold surfaces, with excellent eye appeal and relatively few marks for the grade. Census: 12 in 64, 6 finer (12/07). (Registry values: N7079) (NGC ID# 28H6, PCGS# 8879)

    Weight: 16.72 grams

    Metal: 90% Gold, 10% Copper


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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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