||1906-S $10 MS63 NGC. CAC. The 1906-S had a mintage of 457,000 pieces, and circulated examples can be found with relative ease. In Mint State, the date is moderately available in grades through MS62, but in MS63 it is rare, and finer coins are exceedingly so. The MS63 level seems to be the ideal grade for both the date and type collector, as examples in this condition are fairly attractive and well-within the rare category, but not quite as pricey as are those of the MS64 and finer grades. This representative is truly high-end for the grade, showcasing radiant golden luster and razor-sharp design definition. To the unaided eye, the coin appears at least a full point finer, and only under a loupe do a few faint grade-limiting luster grazes become noticeable. An exceptional Select example of this conditionally elusive San Francisco issue. Census: 6 in 63, 9 finer (8/14). Ex: Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society.
Realized $3818.75. Description courtesy of Heritage Auctions.