1908-D $10 No Motto MS (PCGS# 8854)
The August 2013 Chicago ANA World's Fair of Money
Lot Number: 4530
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This scarce date and mint is difficult to find in high grade, especially so at the Gem level. There is rich coppery-gold luster on both sides, with areas that flash with lighter yellow-teal blended with orange-gold. The strike is sharp throughout and the surfaces are splendid in quality with very few signs of bagmarks or scuffs. This coin is tied with at most four others as the finest seen by PCGS of this date and mint with the No Motto reverse design. The original mintage of 210,000 pieces was reduced by approximately 99 percent by melting of coins in the 1930s, leaving perhaps 1,500 to 2,000 of these today. Few can begin to compare with the incredible quality of this example. Although this particular date and mint has been overlooked in the past, with the advent of certification the true rarity of this issue in high grade has come to light.