1915 $10 MS (PCGS# 8878)
The August 2013 Chicago ANA World's Fair of Money
Lot Number: 4561
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This Superb Gem offers glorious surfaces and eye appeal for this or <em>any </em>date and mint of Indian eagle. These were shipped with little care for preserving the surfaces, and hardly any are known that can offer such exquisite quality today. For the Philadelphia issue of 1915 NGC records five grading events at this level, with none seen finer. PCGS has none graded as MS-67, but reports their top coin at MS-67+. Thus, a half dozen coins can compare favorably with the present offering. Rich mint luster swirls in the fields and the strike is typically sharp. The surfaces exhibit extraordinary quality with a strong loupe finding just one or two small nicks or scuffs; the wide open fields are virtually perfect. For identification these is a shallow scrape behind Liberty's temple, blending perfectly with her curls, right in line and tucked in at the edge of that curl. Bright yellow-gold throughout, and as just as elegant as a collector could expect for such a lofty grade.