1932 $10 MS (PCGS# 8884)
The August 2013 Chicago ANA World's Fair of Money
Lot Number: 4569
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The offered 1932 Indian eagle is tied with a total of eight others at the zenith of NGC's grading <em>Census </em>and is a magnificent coin. There is luster throughout as well as the expected sharp strike. The surfaces are of a stunning quality, with nary a nick or scuff to be found and the broad fields and devices are virtually as pristine as the moment they were struck. The entire surface glows with radiant mint luster in dazzling swaths and swirls. A rather staggering mintage of 4,463,000 pieces were struck this year, but most were soon melted and doubtless only a fraction survive today. Nevertheless, this is the most available and plentiful date of the series, and as such is often chosen to represent the Indian eagle in type collections. At this top-most grade, there are only a few known, and this example is destined for a cherished spot in an advanced collection.