1908 $10 No Motto MS (PCGS# 8853)
The August 2013 Chicago ANA World's Fair of Money
Lot Number: 4529
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1908 Indian Eagle. No Motto. MS-66 (NGC). This Gem 1908 eagle displays blazing mint luster and a better than average strike at the centers. These were issued to the extent of 33,500 pieces and of course most were later melted. Remarkably, enough did survive that most collectors can obtain an example if they truly desire one. However, in such a stellar grade as MS-66 these are indeed rare, with no more than a few dozen that qualify at this grade level or finer. The orange-gold hue blends well with the lustrous fields. So soon after this coin was struck, Mint Engraver Charles E. Barber added the motto into the reverse field before the eagle's proud chest.