Spectacular Gem Proof 1910 Eagle

    1910 $10 PR65 PCGS. The mintage of the 1910 proof Saint-Gaudens eagle issue, comparatively high for the series at 204 pieces, bears little relation to its actual availability in today's numismatic climate. Garrett and Guth (2006) rate the 1910 as one of the most challenging Saint-Gaudens eagle proofs, claiming that " ... the 1910 issue rates as the second-rarest date of the eight Proof dates that are generally available to collectors ... " In the entry for this issue in The Coinage of Augustus Saint-Gaudens as Illustrated by the Phillip H. Morse Collection, the authors state that " ... in light of how few examples are known today, either the mintage was recorded incorrectly or most were melted as unsold." Given the state of knowledge about Mint record-keeping and other practices, both explanations seem plausible.
    The regular proof issue for this year was made in the so-called "Roman Gold" finish, which combines subtle granularity with a measure of brilliance. Opposition to this hybrid texture, which lent the coins neither the appearance of matte proofs nor the reflective sheen of brilliant proofs, was so strong that the American Numismatic Association, at its 1910 convention, passed a resolution stating a preference for the matte proofs of 1908!
    However unpopular the Roman proofs might have been at the time, today, collectors recognize them as part of a short, yet fascinating chapter in American numismatic history. This lemon-gold example, while graded PR65, offers eye appeal that is far better than the norm. Even under magnification, flaws are difficult to detect, and the overall appearance is simply gorgeous. A touch of highpoint softness is trivial in context. Population: 7 in 65, 1 finer (11/07).(Registry values: N7079) (NGC ID# 28HG, PCGS# 8892)

    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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