*SOLD - NEW* I can’t tell you how difficult it is to find an AU example of this type that passes the APRC test. They tend to be harshly cleaned or seem to have been hacked to death. If you find one without those problems, the strike will probably suck. This coin is well struck and has light wear with super pleasing surfaces and considerable remaining luster on UNDIPPED, original surfaces. Just as pleasing as it can be.
*SOLD - NEW* An original, undipped Classic $5 that retains some luster in and around the devices and has an awesome die crack running from star 7, down through Liberty's hair, through the 6 in the date and into the rim. Very cool.
*ON HOLD - NEW* If you are looking for the most beautiful $10 Indian type coin, this date seldom fails to deliver and the present piece is better than most, being at the top of its grade. Well struck front and back, this coin shows lovely deep, original golden patina with blazing luster. Free of distractions and full of glowing goodness.
*NEW* Another date that can make for a beautiful $10 Indian, this specimen is fully struck with no distracting marks and complete, strong cartwheel luster over rich golden color. A beautiful example of one of the most exquisitely designed US coins, as most of you know, also the work of Augustus St. Gaudens.
*NEW* This first-year-of-issue Saint can come with a lot of pop and this affordable MS63 example is unusually attractive for the grade. Very well struck for the date, which generally comes flat, this piece shows pretty, original golden-rose color and great luster. Very attractive first year St. Gaudens.
*NEW* PCGS A very pleasing and affordable example of the date. Well struck with minimum marks for the grade and no distractions. Nice flash and strong luster finish this much tougher Philadelphia issue.
*NEW* I can’t tell you how many Saints I see with this grade on the holder that shouldn’t even make the 65 grade, let along deserve a “plus”. Here is one presented by a customer of mine at Long Beach that deserves every bit of the grade. Well struck with an absolute minimum of marks. Lovely, rich, original golden patina is finished with strong, glowing luster. If they all looked like this coin, the value would be so much more.