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: $566.65 (10/31/2014)
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: 6/20/2014

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1910 S $10 MS
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 825 850 875 950 1000 1000 1125 1175 1225 1425 1625 2700 4750 11750 20750 61000 132500 - - - -
$ 1025 1150 1200 1250 1500 1750 3250 5500 14700 28500 72500 - - -
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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 1822
Low Grade: F
Average Grade: 58
High Grade: 66


Upcoming Auctions

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Date
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
11/10/2014 UNC Details  Heritage Auctions 2014 November 6 - 10 US Coins Signature Auction - Beverly Hills Session(6), 1211/Lot# 8939
11/10/2014 MS 64   Heritage Auctions 2014 November 6 - 10 US Coins Signature Auction - Beverly Hills Session(2), 1211/Lot# 4045
11/10/2014 MS 61   Heritage Auctions 2014 November 6 - 10 US Coins Signature Auction - Beverly Hills Session(4), 1211/Lot# 5250
11/10/2014 AU 58   Heritage Auctions 2014 November 6 - 10 US Coins Signature Auction - Beverly Hills Session(4), 1211/Lot# 5249
11/10/2014 AU 55   Heritage Auctions 2014 November 6 - 10 US Coins Signature Auction - Beverly Hills Session(6), 1211/Lot# 8938
11/10/2014 AU 53   Heritage Auctions 2014 November 6 - 10 US Coins Signature Auction - Beverly Hills Session(6), 1211/Lot# 8937


Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
11/17/1999 PCGS MS 62   Teletrade Auction 1237, 1237/Lot# 2022 $896.75
12/19/2001 NGC AU 55   Heritage Auctions Exclusively Internet Auction #21113, 21113/Lot# 3591 $301.00
2/1/2009 NGC AU 53   Goldberg February 1-4, 2009 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 51/Lot# 1578 $805.00
9/20/2010 PCGS MS 64   Bonhams Coins and Banknotes, 18602/Lot# 1330 $15,210.00
6/30/2013 PCGS Genuine XF   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 06/30/2013, 81/Lot# 106654 $768.77
6/27/2014 NGC MS 61   Stack's Bowers June 2014 Baltimore, 6021/Lot# 2590 $2,350.00
9/7/2014 PCGS MS 61   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 820, 829/Lot# 883 $2,657.00


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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