Coin Specifications

Category: Indian Head $10 (1907-1933)
Mint: San Francisco
Mintage: 66,000
Catalog: KM-130
Obverse Designer: Augustus Saint-Gaudens
Reverse Designer: Augustus Saint-Gaudens
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 16.7180g
AGW: 0.4837oz
Melt Value: $626.58 (4/17/2014)
Diameter: 27mm
Edge: 48 raised stars
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1913 S $10 MS obverse 1913 S $10 MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

Jeff Garrett: This date is the second rarest Indian $10 after the 1911–D. The 1913–S is rare at any level of Mint State and difficult to locate. Prices for the issue rise sharply at every stage of the Mint State ladder. Unlike other San Francisco issues, the strike is usually at par or better. The Smithsonian collection contains a single AU example. Two fantastic coins of the date exist, both grading MS 67. The first coin was part of the legendary collection of Harry W. Bass. That coin last crossed the auction block at $143,750 in 2004. The Ex. Robert Kruthoffer specimen sold for $54,000 in 1981; a respectable price for the time. It resold in 2007 for $299,000. It was later certified by NGC as MS 67. These two coins are miracles of survival!


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Price Guide

Last Updated: 8/13/2013

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1913 S $10 MS
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 820 840 1030 1075 1075 1075 1180 1420 2300 3750 4700 10750 14500 37500 74500 127500 310000 - - - -
$ 1175 1300 1575 2450 4250 5200 11750 16500 40000 84000 150000 350000 - -
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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 902
Low Grade: VF
Average Grade: 55
High Grade: 67


Upcoming Auctions

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4/27/2014 AU 58   Heritage Auctions 2014 April 23 - 27 CSNS US Coin Signature Auction - Chicago Session(7), 1204/Lot# 6714
4/27/2014 AU 58   Heritage Auctions 2014 April 23 - 27 CSNS US Coin Signature Auction - Chicago Session(7), 1204/Lot# 6715


Auction Prices Realized

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Grade
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9/10/1993 NGC MS 60   Heritage Auctions NGC East Coast Expo Bullet Sale #114, 114/Lot# 966 $3,850.00
1/22/1996 PCGS MS 61   Teletrade Auction 0808, 808/Lot# 830 $3,903.50
8/13/1999 NGC AU 55   Heritage Auctions 1999 ANA Signature Sale #208, 208/Lot# 8196 $1,610.00
1/2/2006 NGC AU 53   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet-Only Auction #69, 74/Lot# 1069 $897.00
5/29/2011 NGC AU 58   Goldberg May 29 - June 1, 2011 The Pre-Long Beach Auction of US, World Coins and Currency, 63/Lot# 1656 $2,300.00
2/22/2013 PCGS MS 62   Stack's Bowers The March 2013 Baltimore Auction, 181/Lot# 2184 $14,100.00
8/4/2013 PCGS AU 55   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 08/04/2013, 86/Lot# 131181 $1,563.21


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1913 S $10 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base333331173146317072132236826772860305738854719725811047121784606282982134561134561
3333393126915441848221024712738292533334163556585211142423472583681001751345610
000000154418482210247127382925333341635565852111424234725836810017500
000000162519902289257427992991360944416411978411801347677067511736800
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Grade: MS 62
Points: 3885
Owner: jcrow
 
Grade: AU 55
Points: 2368
Owner: MCB1980
 
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