1908-D $10 No Motto MS (PCGS# 8854)
The August 2013 Chicago ANA World's Fair of Money
Lot Number: 4531
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This is one of the finer examples of this issue known today. Most of the mintage entered circulation, and today perhaps one or two percent survive at all. There is full mint luster in the fields and the usual minor softness can be seen in the central striking features right, on a few of Liberty curls and on the leading edge of the eagle's wing and back talon. Close study finds little more than a stray scuff or nick from bag handling, keeping the Gem level status intact. Considerable die roughness is apparent in the fields along with the expected textured luster. A condition rarity that should please any advanced specialist of this series.