1911-S $10 MS (PCGS# 8870)
The August 2013 Chicago ANA World's Fair of Money
Lot Number: 4549
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Handsome and rather deep orange-gold toning combines with copper and lilac accents near the rims. The devices are all boldly struck, but what truly sets this example apart is the amazing quality of the surfaces. Not a single heavy bagmark is present, and just a few light nicks and cuts can be discerned when studied with a strong loupe. The luster is vibrant and the eye appeal is extraordinary, particularly so for this date and mint. Only 51,000 pieces were struck and many known today came from a small hoard discovered years ago. Tied with a select group as one of the finest seen by PCGS and a condition rarity that would enhance any specialized collection.