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    Near-Gem 1916-S Ten Dollar
    Emergent Condition Rarity

    1916-S $10 MS64 PCGS. The 1916-S enjoys considerable fame within the ten dollar Saint-Gaudens series. It is a moderate rarity, in both absolute and conditional terms, that made its reputation between the 1930s and 1960s, when it was largely unavailable, before the emergence of two hoards in the 1970s that made it the last accessible San Francisco issue of the classic eagle denomination. This lovely near-Gem has reddish-gold color with subtle hints of lilac interspersed over the satin-frosted surfaces. Several small- to medium-sized marks scattered over each side account for the grade, but none are worthy of individual mention. Population: 34 in 64, 20 finer (1/12).
    Ex: The Little Rock Collection, Part Two (Heritage, 7/2011), lot 4996.(Registry values: N4719) (NGC ID# 28H7, PCGS# 8880)

    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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