Coin Specifications

Category: Indian Head $10 (1907-1933)
Mint: San Francisco
Mintage: 300,000
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: $590.11 (9/18/2014)
Diameter: 27mm
Edge: 48 raised stars
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1912 S $10 MS obverse 1912 S $10 MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

Jeff Garrett: Although the mintage of the 1912–S Ten Dollar approaches that of the Philadelphia issue, it is much rarer in all grades. Most examples seen are very softly struck, especially on the high points of the eagle’s wing. The date is difficult to obtain in all levels of Mint State. Most of those found in Mint State are at the lower grade range and Gem examples are very rare. The Smithsonian collection contains four examples with the finest grading Extremely Fine. This is explained by the fact that the Smithsonian collection was formed decades ago before small groups of Mint State coins were discovered in European banks.


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Price Guide

Last Updated: 6/20/2014

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1912 S $10 MS
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 825 850 900 975 1000 1000 1100 1175 1250 1675 1950 2950 4850 9500 14500 52500 130000 - - - -
$ 1025 1150 1225 1300 1750 2200 3500 5650 11000 21000 64625 - - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 1113
Low Grade: VF
Average Grade: 58
High Grade: 66


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Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
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Sale / Lot
Price
11/4/1996 PCGS MS 62   Teletrade Auction 0890, 890/Lot# 1920 $1,002.25
11/27/2006 NGC AU 58   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 115: The Eagle One Sale, 120/Lot# 4479 $1,581.25
12/3/2009 NGC AU 58   Heritage Auctions 2009 December Houston, TX US Coin Auction #1132, 1132/Lot# 8975 $862.50
1/31/2010 NGC AU 58   Goldberg January 31 - February 3, 2010 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 57/Lot# 2322 $776.25
9/20/2010 PCGS MS 62   Bonhams Coins and Banknotes, 18602/Lot# 1338 $3,334.00
5/30/2012 NGC MS 60   Heritage Auctions 2012 May 30- June 3 US Coins Signature Auction- Long Beach Session(3), 1171/Lot# 5199 $1,840.00
1/13/2013 NGC AU 58   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131304/Lot# 21400 $1,292.50
9/29/2013 PCGS XF 45   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 09/29/2013, 94/Lot# 116833 $775.50
7/11/2014 PCGS AU 55   Stack's Bowers August 2014 Chicago ANA, 6014/Lot# 7070 $998.75


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1912 S $10 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base3333378380682995410311139120615052048300939848498101053169957676104039134561
3333263790813870979106711611305168623683334548890331730340358731301142130
0000008138709791067116113051686236833345488903317303403587313000
00000082191210051103118314051867268836596993956924501490178858400
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Grade: AU 58
Points: 1139
Owner: Gregory P. Gliffe
 
Grade: AU 58
Points: 1139
Owner: MCB1980
 
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