Coin Specifications

Category: Indian Head $10 (1907-1933)
Mint: San Francisco
Mintage: 96,000
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: $549.34 (9/1/2015)
Diameter: 27mm
Edge: 48 raised stars
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1930 S $10 MS obverse 1930 S $10 MS reverse

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Description & Analysis

Jeff Garrett: So many Indian Head Eagles were coined in 1926 that for a few years gold Eagles were simply not needed. Thus, coinage of the denomination halted until 1930 when the San Francisco Mint struck 96,000. Very few, however, found their way into circulation. Almost none have honest wear. The few lower grade coins are usually the results of mishandling or damage. The vast majority of the issue met its fate in the melting pots. A great photo from the 1930s exists of mint sealed bags of the date piled several feet high. Three or four coins exist in MS 67, including a nearly perfect coin in the Smithsonian collection.


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Last Updated: 6/5/2015

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Total Graded: 63
Low Grade: 58
Average Grade: 63
High Grade: 67

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Auction Prices Realized

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Sale / Lot
5/30/2005 PCGS MS 64   Goldberg May 30 - June 16, 2005 Pre-Long Beach Coin Auction, 31/Lot# 1063 $39,100.00
7/2/2007 NGC MS 65   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 155, 160/Lot# 41 $59,800.00
9/14/2008 PCGS MS 65   Goldberg September 14-16, 2008 Pre-Long Beach Coin Auction, 48/Lot# 1284 $60,375.00
1/7/2009 PCGS MS 64   Heritage Auctions 2009 January Orlando, FL FUN Auction #1121, 1121/Lot# 4129 $43,125.00
5/24/2009 PCGS MS 66   Goldberg May 24-27, 2009 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 53/Lot# 1360 $80,500.00
1/5/2011 PCGS MS 64   Heritage Auctions 2011 January Tampa FUN Signature & Platinum Night US Coin Auction Session(3), 1151/Lot# 5236 $46,000.00
2/27/2014 PCGS AU 53   Heritage Auctions 2014 February 27 - 28 & March 2 Mid-Winter ANA US Coins Signature Auction - Atlanta Session(2), 1203/Lot# 4246 $30,550.00

NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1930 S $10 MS
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