1909-D $10 MS (PCGS# 8863)

2010 December Houston Signature US Coin Auction #1147

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Lot Description
1909-D $10 MS64 NGC. CAC. One of the few 20th century issues to evoke dismay in the Garrett-Guth Encyclopedia of U.S. Gold Coins is the 1909-D ten dollar, which receives this comment: "They exhibit average to below-average strikes and lack the explosive luster seen on earlier dates." This near-Gem is a delightful exception to the rule, pleasingly detailed with bold cartwheel luster on slightly satiny yellow-gold surfaces. Hints of orange visit the reverse, which also shows a handful of shallow but ultimately grade-defining field scrapes. Census: 27 in 64, 8 finer (10/10).
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