1907 $10 No Motto MS (PCGS# 8852)
The June 2011 Baltimore Auction
Lot Number: 9689
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As the first Indian eagle released into general circulation, the 1907 No Periods was saved in significant numbers as a numismatic novelty. The issue now ranks as one of the most common Indian tens in Mint State (28th of 32 issues in the series, per Jeff Ambio, 2008), and it is also one of the easiest coins of the type to locate in Gem Mint State. In an absolute sense, of course, the 1907 No Periods is a scarce find in MS-66 that develops into a significant condition rarity in MS-66+ and higher grades. Drenched in vibrant yellow-gold luster, this piece exhibits a remarkably attractive satin to softly frosted sheen. The strike is full by the standards of the issue (the central obverse highpoint is always a bit softly defined), and the impressive attributes of this piece are made easier to appreciate given the overall pristine nature of the surfaces. Smooth, vibrant and virtually Superb -- a delectable coin for inclusion in a high quality gold type or date set.