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Lot 3404

1933 $10 Indian. PCGS graded MS-64 PQ. PCGS #05956684. A key date for this series. Quite a coin! Well struck with nice original toning. A few obverse marks on this Premium Quality coin. A legendary rarity that boasts amazing eye appeal. The 1933 Indian $10 is available to only a select group of individuals. Rarely do these get offered for sale. The small group of specialists who track down 20th century gold will recognize this coin's importance. The few known eagles that were struck this year were released before April 1933, when Franklin D. Roosevelt nationalized the citizen's gold. It is for this reason that the 1933 is the rarest issue in the series, rarest in all grades (almost all are Mint condition or just a shade away). Some may argue that it is third rarest in Mint State, trailing the 1913-S and 1911-D. Unlike most of the pieces known, this lovely MS64 is lightly abraded with no more abrasions than, say, a similarly graded 1932. Reddish-rose gold in color, the surfaces are satiny throughout and exhibit eye-opening striking definition. If a point has to be enforced, it is in the area of striking depth, for this coin is struck with mathematical precision by the dies. A coin boasting the maximum in eye appeal. Something for the connoisseur. (Using reference photographs online, we have traced this handsome piece to a January 1999 offering by Heritage Auction Galleries.) Pop 14; 7 finer in 65 (PCGS # 8885) .
Estimated Value $380,000 - 400,000.
Ex Heritage 1/99:8411.

Realized $437,000

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