1907 $10 No Motto MS (PCGS# 8852)
The August 2013 Chicago ANA World's Fair of Money
Lot Number: 4576
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1907 Indian Eagle. No Periods. MS-66+ (PCGS). CAC. The quality is stunning with blazing mint luster throughout and a bold strike overall. The surfaces are impeccable with scarcely any handling marks or nicks, and a strong loupe is needed to find tiny evidence of contact tucked into the eagle's feathers or Liberty's cheek and headdress. The open fields show none of the usual disturbances that are commonly found on this series. Struck on a yellow-gold planchet with no signs of toning or copper specks. After production issues were resolved by Barber to produce these, the mintage of 239,406 pieces entered the channels of commerce and most ended up in circulation. Later in the 1930s these were widely melted along with other gold coinage from this country. Gems are few and far between, and higher end coins, as seen here, are prohibitively rare. Likely within the top 100 survivors of this issue and a formidable example from the first year of issue of this famed Augustus Saint-Gaudens design.