1912-S $10 MS (PCGS# 8872)
The August 2013 Chicago ANA World's Fair of Money
Lot Number: 4551
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1912-S Indian Eagle. MS-65 (PCGS). CAC. Secure Holder. Offered is one of the finest seen of this date and mint, as Gems are virtually unobtainable except when a major collection like the present offering crosses the auction block. The luster is full and bright with considerable cartwheel when examined under a light. This issue is always seen with soft striking definition in Liberty's central curls, which here are present but shallow. Furthermore the leading edges of the eagle's wings also lack depth and precision. One thing that really stands out is the incredible high quality of the surfaces. For identification there is a minor scrape on the farthest left wing edge on the eagle, above WE, that blends in well with the devices and surrounding mint frost. Bright orange-gold with a dash of straw-yellow in the patina. An extraordinary Gem that will stand tall in any advanced collection. This date and mint ranks as seventh scarcest in the Indian eagle series.