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: $633.11 (7/26/2014)
Diameter: 27mm
Edge: 48 raised stars
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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: 6/20/2014

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1913 S $10 MS
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 825 850 925 1000 1050 1050 1500 1750 2500 4750 7000 10750 15000 42500 72500 165000 375000 - - - -
$ 1100 1600 1850 3000 5000 8000 11750 18000 47500 90000 - - - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 920
Low Grade: VF
Average Grade: 55
High Grade: 67


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Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
5/30/2005 PCGS MS 63   Goldberg May 30 - June 16, 2005 Pre-Long Beach Coin Auction, 31/Lot# 1053 $23,000.00
12/10/2007 NGC AU 58   David Lawrence Rare Coins Monday - Internet Auction # 202, 208/Lot# 1449 $2,070.00
6/6/2010 PCGS AU 53   Teletrade Auction 2866, 2866/Lot# 2443 $1,006.25
9/20/2010 PCGS MS 63   Bonhams Coins and Banknotes, 18602/Lot# 1340 $30,420.00
7/7/2011 PCGS MS 61   Heritage Auctions 2011 July Orlando Summer FUN Signature US Coin Auction Session(3), 1157/Lot# 4956 $8,625.00
8/11/2011 NGC MS 61   Heritage Auctions 2011 August Chicago Signature US Coin & Platinum Night Auction Session(4), 1158/Lot# 5767 $10,350.00
7/27/2013 PCGS MS 63   Stack's Bowers The August 2013 Chicago ANA World's Fair of Money , 192/Lot# 4555 $35,250.00
9/22/2013 PCGS AU 53   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 09/22/2013, 93/Lot# 138642 $1,213.30
3/20/2014 NGC AU 53   Heritage Auctions 2014 March 20 The Collection of Donald E. Bently - Bently Foundation US Coins Signature Auction - San Francisco Session(1), 1205/Lot# 30409 $1,880.00


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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