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Matte Proof - ex Trompeter collection

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Roman Finish Proof - ex Trompeter collection
  


1908 TEN DOLLARS OR EAGLE - WITH "IN GOD WE TRUST" ON REVERSE
(see also 1908 Eagle - No "In God We Trust" on Reverse)

PCGS Nos: 8859, 8890, 88890

Mintage:

Circulation strikes: 341,370
Proofs: 116

Designer: Augustus Saint-Gaudens

Diameter: 26.8 millimeters

Metal content:
Gold - 90%
Other - 10% 

Weight: 258 grains (16.7 grams)

Edge: Raised stars

Mintmark: None (for Philadelphia) left of the arrowheads on the reverse

Images courtesy of Heritage Numismatic Auctions

Notes:
The finest examples graded by PCGS are 4 MS-68's.

The finest Proof examples graded by PCGS are 9 PR-66's.

The finest "1908 Satin" Proof example graded by PCGS is a single PR-64. 

Significant examples:
Matte Proof-65.  Ex - Superior Galleries' "The ANA 2001 National Money Show Auction", March 8-9, 2001, Lot 886, sold for $11,500.00

NGC Proof-65 Matte.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Rarities Sale", January 3, 2001, Lot 567, illustrated, sold for $26,450.00

Recent appearances:
PCGS MS-66.  Ex - Stack's "William Thomas Michaels", January 21, 2004, Lot 3006, illustrated, no prior pedigree, sold for $7,750.00

PCGS MS-65.  Ex - Bowers and Merena Galleries, "The Harry W. Bass, Jr. Collection, Part IV Sale", November 20-21, 2000, Lot 782, illustrated, sold for $3,680.00  From RARCOA's sale of the Kaufman Collection, August 1978, Lot 908

PCGS MS-63.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "The California Sale", October 2-3, 2000, Lot 1104, sold for $776.00

PCGS MS-63.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s, "Summer 2001 Long Beach Signature Sale", May 31-June 2, 2001, Lot 9153, not plated, sold for $805.00  From the estate of Harry West

MS-63.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Cabinet of Lucien M. LaRiviere, Part III", May 21, 2001, Lot 293, illustrated, sold for $747.50

MS-62.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Cabinet of Lucien M. LaRiviere, Part II", March 15-17, 2001, Lot 231, sold for $402.50

MS-61.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Cabinet of Lucien M. LaRiviere, Part II", March 15-17, 2001, Lot 232, sold for $379.50

MS-60.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "Benson Collection, Part I", February 16, 18-20, 2001, Lot 4103, not illustrated, sold for $345.00

MS-60.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coin & Collectibles' "The Fairchild Family Trust Collection Sale", May 28-30, 2001, Lot 1512, not illustrated, sold for $368.00

Brilliant Uncirculated and nearly Choice.  Ex - Stack's "65th Anniversary Sale", October 17-19, 2000, Lot 1842, not plated, sold for $460.00

Brilliant Uncirculated.  Ex - Stack's "65th Anniversary Sale", October 17-19, 2000, Lot 1843, not plated, sold for $345.00

Brilliant Uncirculated.  Ex- Stack's "The September Sale", September 12-13, 2000, Lot 1693, sold for $488.75

Brilliant Uncirculated.  Ex- Stack's "The September Sale", September 12-13, 2000, Lot 1694, sold for $322.00

About Uncirculated.  Ex- Stack's "The September Sale", September 12-13, 2000, Lot 1695, sold for $345.00

About Uncirculated.  Ex- Stack's "The September Sale", September 12-13, 2000, Lot 1696, sold for $345.00

About Uncirculated.  Ex - Stack's "65th Anniversary Sale", October 17-19, 2000, Lot 1844, not plated, sold for $299.00

Sources and/or recommended reading:
"Walter Breen's Complete Encyclopedia of U.S. and Colonial Coins" by Walter Breen

The PCGS Population Report, January 2004" by The Professional Coin Grading Service