1911-S $10 MS (PCGS# 8870)

2011 September Long Beach Signature US Coin Auction #1159

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Lot Description
1911-S $10 MS64 NGC. Garrett and Guth credit a single "small hoard in Europe in the 1970s" with making the 1911-S ten dollar, mintage 51,000 pieces, available to more than a handful of collectors in Mint State. Of course, one "small hoard" is far from enough to meet the demand for this issue, especially in grades such as MS64. This is a warmly lustrous wheat-gold near-Gem with straw and orange accents. Though the hair over Liberty's ear shows a degree of striking softness, the reverse is better-impressed, and among the coin's scattered and shallow marks, only one small dig to the right of Liberty's lips warrants individual mention. Census: 9 in 64, 15 finer (7/11).
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