|This coin was minted at the Manila Branch Mint of the U.S. Mint for use in the Philippines which were a territory of the United States at the time. Because they were minted for use in a U.S. Territory, minted by the U.S. Mint and the coins say “United States of America” on them, many collectors are now starting to collect the U.S. Philippines coinage along with their U.S. coin collections. Even the Red Book of U.S. Coins has expanded their listing of USPI issues, see pages 415-419 of the 2015 edition (pages 411-415 of the 2014 edition). This 1929-M U.S.-Philippines Ten Centavos has been graded AU58 by PCGS and is encapsulated in the newer-style edge-view holder. Although the grade of this coin is technically limited to AU58 because of the slightest bit of wear on the high points of the design, this is one of those AU58 coins with the overall look of a high-grade mint-state coin. The coin is lightly toned and has superb cartwheel luster. The fields of the coin are quite prooflike in appearance on both sides as the alternate images provided attempt to illustrate. The fields also have several small tick marks, but there are no major distractions of note on this piece. About the best you could hope for on an AU58 graded Ten Centavos from the Manila Branch Mint.