Coin Specifications

Category: Indian Head $10 (1907-1933)
Mint: San Francisco
Mintage: 811,000
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 (4/20/2014)
Diameter: 27mm
Edge: 46 raised stars
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1910 S $10 MS obverse 1910 S $10 MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

Jeff Garrett: Despite a relatively high mintage approaching 1 million coins, the 1910-S is very rare in Choice condition. The date can be considered one of the true condition rarities of the series. Most examples were melted and just a few are known in Gem condition. An MS 66 example sold at auction in 2009 for $120,750. The retail value of an MS 60 example is under $2,000. With the melt value of a $10 Indian currently around the $900 level, these can be considered an incredible bargain! The same can be said for many other issues of the series.


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Price Guide

Last Updated: 8/13/2013

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1910 S $10 MS
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Base $ 1020 1040 1060 1075 1075 1075 1080 1090 1100 1230 1470 2950 4900 11000 21500 55000 124000 - - - -
$ 1175 1190 1200 1225 1350 1600 3250 5500 12500 25500 62500 134000 - -
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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 1719
Low Grade: F
Average Grade: 58
High Grade: 66


Upcoming Auctions

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Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
4/27/2014 AU 58   Heritage Auctions 2014 April 23 - 27 CSNS US Coin Signature Auction - Chicago Session(9), 1204/Lot# 11232
4/27/2014 AU 58   Heritage Auctions 2014 April 23 - 27 CSNS US Coin Signature Auction - Chicago Session(9), 1204/Lot# 11230


Auction Prices Realized

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Service
Grade
Auction House
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Price
6/6/1997 PCGS MS 62   Heritage Auctions 1997 June Long Beach Sale #173, 173/Lot# 6474 $833.75
9/26/2002 PCGS MS 63   Heritage Auctions 2002 September Long Beach Signature Sale #300, 300/Lot# 8559 $2,990.00
6/27/2005 NGC MS 61   David Lawrence Rare Coins Auction 43: The Cook Family Collection, 47/Lot# 1505 $690.00
5/13/2006 NGC AU 58   Heritage Auctions Continuous Internet Auction #66053, 66053/Lot# 23289 $575.00
5/28/2006 PCGS AU 58   Goldberg May 28-31, 2006 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 36/Lot# 654 $546.25
3/18/2011 NGC AU 50   Stack's Bowers The March 2011 Baltimore Auction Online Only Session, 91/Lot# 12732 $741.75
11/9/2011 PCGS AU 53   Teletrade Auction 3170, 3170/Lot# 2222 $925.00
8/25/2013 PCGS F 12   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 08/25/2013, 89/Lot# 116830 $770.00
2/3/2014 PCGS AU 53   Heritage Auctions 2014 February 3 - 5 US Coins Signature Auction - New York Session(3), 1202/Lot# 4793 $763.75


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1910 S $10 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base33333783806829905953102210661239204831494630833895883162057590103971134561
333326379081385492197610361123150824153642586687541693240276730501141670
000000813854921976103611231508241536425866875416932402767305000
000000821879937999105111811778278241367102917124276489338851000
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Grade: MS 61
Points: 1239
Owner: tdcas
 
Grade: AU 58
Points: 1022
Owner: MCB1980
 
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