1926 $10 MS (PCGS# 8882)
The August 2013 Chicago ANA World's Fair of Money
Lot Number: 4566
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Strong mint luster and cartwheel effect on the obverse and reverse. The strike is sharp throughout as there are no softly impressed devices. Furthermore the surfaces are simply outstanding in quality. Examination finds a couple of trivial bagmarks and one small interesting feature that will identify this piece going forward. There is a tiny incuse star on Liberty's eyebrow, where a coin was dropped onto the surface (likely a coin struck immediately after this one), which slid down the chute from the coining press, imparting one of its edge stars by landing square on its edge atop this coin, just above Liberty's eye. This feature is small, blunt and minor, but tells a story about how these coins were struck.