1911-D $10 MS (PCGS# 8869)
The August 2013 Chicago ANA World's Fair of Money
Lot Number: 4548
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The 1911-D eagle is one of the most sought-after varieties in any condition and is a condition rarity at the offered level. Even the coveted 1933 Indian eagle shows more certified examples than this date at the Gem level and is roughly tied with the 1911-D in MS-64. In Choice or lower grades, this date and mint is available for a price. Handsome orange-gold toning on both sides combines with the mint luster to create desirable eye appeal. There are a few small nicks from bag handling present, but these blend into the surfaces and are minimally detracting. For identification there is a minor reeding neck in the field behind the eagle's head. As is true on most examples, there are minute die swirl lines around the mintmark. These were imparted by the coiner or engraver who brushed up the die. The mintage of 30,100 pieces is represented by mostly circulated coins today, and any Mint State coin attracts considerable attention whenever offered. An incredible opportunity for the specialist.