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: $544.69 (8/27/2015)
Diameter: 27mm
Edge: 48 raised stars
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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: 4/9/2015

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1912 S $10 MS
Base $ 825 850 900 975 1000 1100 1175 1250 1675 2850 4950 9900 13500 46500 135000 - - - -
$ - - - 1300 1750 - 5975 11200 19500 80000 - - -

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Total Graded: 1155
Low Grade: VF
Average Grade: 58
High Grade: 66

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Auction Prices Realized

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9/4/2000 NGC AU 53   Teletrade Auction 1353, 1353/Lot# 1812 $337.60
6/1/2004 PCGS AU 53   Heritage Auctions Exclusively Internet Auction #24062, 24062/Lot# 12087 $356.50
5/28/2006 PCGS MS 62   Goldberg May 28-31, 2006 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 36/Lot# 3968 $2,127.50
12/27/2007 NGC AU 58   David Lawrence Rare Coins Thursday - Internet Auction # 207, 213/Lot# 6293 $646.30
9/20/2010 PCGS MS 62   Bonhams Coins and Banknotes, 18602/Lot# 1338 $3,334.00
1/3/2012 PCGS MS 64   Heritage Auctions 2012 January 4-8 US Coins & Platinum Night FUN Signature Auction- Orlando Session(5), 1166/Lot# 5008 $10,350.00
2/2/2012 PCGS MS 64   Heritage Auctions 2012 February 2-5 US Coins Signature Auction- Long Beach Session(3), 1167/Lot# 5004 $9,775.00
12/1/2013 NGC AU 55   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 12/01/2013, 103/Lot# 155737 $990.00
3/6/2015 PCGS MS 61   Stack's Bowers March 2015 Portland ANA, 6103/Lot# 433 $1,880.00

NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1912 S $10 MS
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Grade: AU 58
Points: 1139
Owner: Gregory P. Gliffe
Grade: AU 58
Points: 831
Owner: Captainrich
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