Coin Specifications

Category: Indian Head $10 (1907-1933)
Mint: San Francisco
Mintage: 59,850
Catalog: KM-130
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 16.7180g
AGW: 0.4837oz
Melt Value: $628.33 (7/30/2014)
Diameter: 27mm
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1908 S $10 MS obverse 1908 S $10 MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

Jeff Garrett: The mintage for this issue is quite low, but surprisingly several really incredible examples survive. The date is quite popular and is one of the more difficult coins to locate in mint state for the average collector. Many of the superb examples seen have deep splashes of copper toning. A few of the superb examples were found in the coins sold by the heirs of Virgil Brand to MTB in the early 1980s. The finest graded is certified MS 69 by NGC!


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Price Guide

Last Updated: 6/20/2014

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1908 S $10 MS
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 850 875 925 1025 1075 1075 1225 1300 2100 3200 3600 5500 7800 14000 19000 28000 37500 74000 125000 250000 -
$ 1100 1275 1400 2450 3450 4000 6100 9000 16000 21000 30000 45000 - -
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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 746
Low Grade: F
Average Grade: 55
High Grade: 69


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11/5/2009 NGC XF 45   David Lawrence Rare Coins Thursday - Internet Auction # 425, 431/Lot# 7688 $747.50
9/20/2010 PCGS MS 61   Bonhams Coins and Banknotes, 18602/Lot# 1321 $4,212.00
1/8/2012 NGC AU 53   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 01/08/2012, 2/Lot# 29278 $1,045.00
5/30/2012 PCGS MS 63   Stack's Bowers The June 2012 Baltimore Auction, 137/Lot# 4383 $12,925.00
8/2/2012 NGC MS 65   Heritage Auctions 2012 August 2-5 US Coins Signature Auction- Philadelphia Session(4), 1173/Lot# 5401 $23,500.00
8/11/2013 NGC AU 53   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131334/Lot# 20539 $1,128.00
9/25/2013 PCGS MS 61   Goldberg September 22-25, 2013 September Pre Long Beach, 75/Lot# 2175 $4,140.00
11/18/2013 PCGS AU 50   Teletrade Auction 3457, 3457/Lot# 1791 $1,057.50


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1908 S $10 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base33333838111013331505160917531843200925853661404859227543875994503840765798
3333281928118413901539165717831898220129433790467264627948898919102475370
00000011841390153916571783189822012943379046726462794889891910200
00000012581447157417051813195323933302391952977002835392192875400
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Grade: AU 53
Points: 1505
Owner: MCB1980
 
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