Coin Specifications

Category: Indian Head $10 (1907-1933)
Mint: San Francisco
Mintage: 66,000
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: $543.53 (9/5/2015)
Diameter: 27mm
Edge: 48 raised stars
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1913 S $10 MS obverse 1913 S $10 MS reverse

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There are no NGC varieties for this coin.

Description & Analysis

Jeff Garrett: This date is the second rarest Indian $10 after the 1911–D. The 1913–S is rare at any level of Mint State and difficult to locate. Prices for the issue rise sharply at every stage of the Mint State ladder. Unlike other San Francisco issues, the strike is usually at par or better. The Smithsonian collection contains a single AU example. Two fantastic coins of the date exist, both grading MS 67. The first coin was part of the legendary collection of Harry W. Bass. That coin last crossed the auction block at $143,750 in 2004. The Ex. Robert Kruthoffer specimen sold for $54,000 in 1981; a respectable price for the time. It resold in 2007 for $299,000. It was later certified by NGC as MS 67. These two coins are miracles of survival!


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Price Guide

Last Updated: 4/9/2015

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1913 S $10 MS
Base $ 825 850 925 1000 1100 1500 1800 2600 5000 11250 15600 35000 74500 180000 385000 - - - -
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Total Graded: 963
Low Grade: VF
Average Grade: 55
High Grade: 67

Upcoming Auctions

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9/20/2015 AU 58   Heritage Auctions 2015 September 17 - 20 Long Beach Expo US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(4), 1224/Lot# 5198

Auction Prices Realized

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6/6/2001 NGC XF 45   Teletrade Auction 1445, 1445/Lot# 1868 $553.88
5/30/2005 PCGS MS 63   Goldberg May 30 - June 16, 2005 Pre-Long Beach Coin Auction, 31/Lot# 1053 $23,000.00
6/1/2006 PCGS MS 62   Heritage Auctions 2006 June Long Beach Signature Auction #408, 408/Lot# 3631 $13,800.00
9/29/2008 NGC XF 45   David Lawrence Rare Coins Monday - Internet Auction # 287, 293/Lot# 1608 $724.50
9/20/2010 PCGS MS 63   Bonhams Coins and Banknotes, 18602/Lot# 1340 $30,420.00
2/22/2013 PCGS MS 62   Stack's Bowers The March 2013 Baltimore Auction, 181/Lot# 2184 $14,100.00
9/22/2013 PCGS AU 53   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 09/22/2013, 93/Lot# 138642 $1,213.30
9/4/2014 NGC AU 55   Heritage Auctions 2014 September 4 - 6 Long Beach Expo US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(3), 1209/Lot# 4524 $1,997.50

NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1913 S $10 MS
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Grade: MS 62
Points: 3885
Owner: jcrow
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