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: $582.67 (3/3/2015)
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: 11/13/2014

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1908 S $10 MS
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Total Graded: 773
Low Grade: F
Average Grade: 55
High Grade: 69

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Auction Prices Realized

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Sale / Lot
6/2/2001 NGC AU 55   Heritage Auctions 2001 June Long Beach Bullet Sale #264, 264/Lot# 1458 $483.00
12/31/2007 NGC AU 58   David Lawrence Rare Coins Monday - Internet Auction # 208, 214/Lot# 1135 $1,955.00
7/30/2008 PCGS MS 62   Heritage Auctions 2008 July-August Baltimore, MD (ANA) US Coin Signature Auction #1114, 1114/Lot# 3220 $6,900.00
8/2/2009 PCGS AU 53   Teletrade Auction 2726, 2726/Lot# 2627 $833.75
9/20/2010 PCGS MS 61   Bonhams Coins and Banknotes, 18602/Lot# 1321 $4,212.00
2/3/2011 NGC Details AU Details  Heritage Auctions 2011 February Long Beach Signature US Coin Auction Session(5), 1152/Lot# 9315 $747.50
12/22/2013 NGC AU 50   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 12/22/2013, 106/Lot# 156023 $1,001.00
6/23/2014 PCGS AU 55   Stack's Bowers iAuction 3487, 6036/Lot# 20530 $1,615.63
9/22/2014 PCGS MS 61   Goldberg September 22-25, 2013 September Pre Long Beach, 75/Lot# 2175 $4,140.00

NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1908 S $10 MS
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