Coin Specifications

Category: Indian Head $10 (1907-1933)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 341,370
Obverse Designer: Augustus Saint-Gaudens
Reverse Designer: Augustus Saint-Gaudens
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 16.7200g
AGW: 0.4840oz
Melt Value: $840.46 (2/27/2021)
Diameter: 27mm
Edge: 46 Raised Stars
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1908 MOTTO $10 MS obverse 1908 MOTTO $10 MS reverse
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Description & Analysis

Jeff Garrett: President Roosevelt thought is was immoral to have God’s name placed on our coinage. Congress disagreed and in the latter part of 1908 the motto IN GOD WE TRUST was restored to eagles and double eagles. Most examples seen are well struck with above average luster. Choice and Gem examples are scarce, but can be obtained with minimal effort. An NGC MS 68 was offered privately at a recent convention for $65,000.


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Price Guide

Last Updated: 2/12/2021

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1908 MOTTO $10 MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 1000 1000 1000 1000 1000 1025 1025 1025 1025 1050 1100 1175 1870 3750 9000 17000 50000 82500 - -
$ - - 1025 1025 1025 1075 1100 1175 2000 4900 13000 25000 55000 -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 4869
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 61
High Grade: 68

The chart showing PrAg series, G series, VG series, F series, VF series, 40 series, 45 series, 50 series, 53 series, 55 series, 58 series, 60 series, 61 series, 62 series, 63 series, 64 series, 65 series, 66 series, 67 series, 68 series.
NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 2/23/2021 1908 MOTTO $10 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base11--6121723391827859013521587490180653234--4869
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Total11--6121723391827859013521588496189693234--4889
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NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1908 MOTTO $10 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base33333793811829863886920941982110317992401344745657431213343753665799
333326679981784087089792795410221335199927493819552012065267344695769089
000000817840870897927954102213351999274938195520120652673400
000000823851878908934968106215672200309841926475166993213500
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Grade: MS 66
Points: 4565
Owner: BillJones
 
Grade: MS 65
Points: 3447
Owner: cowbaby
 
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