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    Lovely Near-Gem 1915 Matte Proof Ten

    1915 PR 64 NGC. Ex: Trompeter. Only 75 proof eagles were struck in 1915 and it has been variously estimated that between 10 and 15 pieces exist today. Breen (1977) notes that the issue is "extremely rare and that just a few survive. Many are rumored to have been melted in 1916-17." Akers only recorded 11 appearances at public auction during the decades he surveyed for his work on this series. We believe the number of survivors to be just a bit higher, in the range of 20-25 pieces. This specimen shows color and surface granularity similar to the 1913 two lots previously. The coin is identifiable by a faint alloy spot about halfway up on the feather between the BE of LIBERTY, and the devices are needle sharp under their majestic matte finish. (NGC ID# 28HJ, PCGS# 8897)

    Weight: 16.72 grams

    Metal: 90% Gold, 10% Copper


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    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    September, 1998
    24th-25th Thursday-Friday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 0
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    Saint-Gaudens Double Eagles as Illustrated by the Phillip H. Morse and Steven Duckor Collections
    Revised Edition by Roger Burdette, and edited by James L. Halperin and Mark Van Winkle

    Saint-Gaudens Double Eagles is an issue-by-issue examination of this 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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