Bonhams & Butterfields to Offer the J.D. Collection of Saint-Gaudens $10 Eagles

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LOS ANGELES, CA.- Bonhams & Butterfields announced the September 20, 2010 auction of Rare Coins, Medals and Banknotes featuring the J.D. Collection of Saint-Gaudens $10 eagle coins. The Collection, which is comprised of approximately 30 highly sought after gold coins, date from 1907 to 1932. Though not a complete set, a majority of the coins from the Collection are in Choice to Gem Uncirculated condition and are graded by the both major numismatic entities, NGC and PCGS. Nearly all of the coins have been off the market for many years, and will be eagerly sought by collectors. Part one of the J.D. Collection, a rare and complete set of Gem Mint State $2.50 Indian Head quarter eagles, were successfully sold by Bonhams & Butterfields in early 2010.
Augustus Saint-Gaudens was an Irish-born American sculptor of the Beaux-Arts movement who embodied the ideals of the “American Renaissance.” Raised in New York City, he traveled to