1914-S $10 MS (PCGS# 8877)
The August 2013 Chicago ANA World's Fair of Money
Lot Number: 4559
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Offered is a fully lustrous example with pleasing eye appeal and lovely mint flash present on both sides. The color is a deep orange-gold with a few traces of blue and there are no copper specks present. The strike is sharp, as expected for this date and mint, with all the curls and fine feather details as clear as one could hope from the San Francisco Mint of this era. There are precious few signs of handling, a random scuff or nick here and there, but nothing distracting. The S mintmark is small with a partially filled upper portion, commonly seen on this particular issue. This is one of the scarcer dates and mints to obtain in high grade, especially so at the Gem level as offered here. It ranks as the 11th rarest of the 32 coins in the Indian eagle series, as noted by Jeff Garrett and Ron Guth in their <em>Encyclopedia of U.S. Gold Coins 1795--1933.</em> An important offering of a conditionally challenging coin that specialists will appreciate.