Coin Specifications

Category: Indian Head $10 (1907-1933)
Mint: San Francisco
Mintage: 59,850
Obverse Designer: Augustus Saint-Gaudens
Reverse Designer: Augustus Saint-Gaudens
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 16.7200g
AGW: 0.4840oz
Melt Value: $722.34 (10/17/2019)
Diameter: 27mm
Edge: 46 Raised Stars
Link to this coin

1908 S $10 MS obverse 1908 S $10 MS reverse
Expand All    Collapse All

Description & Analysis

Jeff Garrett: The mintage for this issue is quite low, but surprisingly several really incredible examples survive. The date is quite popular and is one of the more difficult coins to locate in mint state for the average collector. Many of the superb examples seen have deep splashes of copper toning. A few of the superb examples were found in the coins sold by the heirs of Virgil Brand to MTB in the early 1980s. The finest graded is certified MS 69 by NGC!


GRADE SUMMARY

Loading... Working...

Use the scroll bar at the bottom of this box to view a summary of the NGC Price Guide, NGC Census, Auction Prices Realized and NGC Registry Scores for each grade.

There was no data found for this Coin.

Select Designation

 
NGC PRICE GUIDE
NGC CENSUS
AUCTION PRICES REALIZED
NGC REGISTRY
SCORE
FIND IT ON EBAY

Select Grade

Price Guide

Last Updated: 10/11/2019

Click on a price to see historical prices, comparison charts and trends.

1908 S $10 MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 825 845 875 1040 1180 1300 1420 1800 3000 4500 5625 9000 12700 18000 25500 41000 57500 120000 245000 -
$ - - - 2100 3350 - - 10000 15000 19250 - 46500 - -

NGC Price and Value Guides Disclaimer

Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 863
Low Grade: VF
Average Grade: 55
High Grade: 69

The chart showing 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, 69 series.
NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 10/8/2019 1908 S $10 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base----183686591171862001452381918124121-863
------------------1---1
---------21--2-1------6
-----------------------
Total----183686591171882011452401919124221-870
 ----2 %4 %10 %7 %13 %22 %23 %2 %6 %5 %2 %2 %1 %0 %0 %0 %0 %- 

Auction Prices Realized

A random selection of coins is shown below.

Images
Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
5/28/2006 PCGS MS 64   Goldberg May 28-31, 2006 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 36/Lot# 3951 $9,430.00
7/31/2009 PCGS MS 68   Heritage Auctions 2009 August Los Angeles, CA US Coin Auction #1128, 1128/Lot# 1309 $94,875.00
8/2/2009 PCGS AU 53   Teletrade Auction 2726, 2726/Lot# 2627 $833.75
11/5/2009 NGC XF 45   David Lawrence Rare Coins Thursday - Internet Auction # 425, 431/Lot# 7688 $747.50
9/20/2010 PCGS MS 61   Bonhams Coins and Banknotes, 18602/Lot# 1321 $4,212.00
7/27/2013 NGC MS 69   Stack's Bowers The August 2013 Chicago ANA World's Fair of Money , 192/Lot# 4537 $182,125.00
10/12/2014 NGC AU 58   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 10/12/2014, 190/Lot# 214582 $2,305.00
3/27/2015 PCGS MS 64   Stack's Bowers March 2015 Baltimore, 6065/Lot# 6102 $14,100.00
10/29/2015 PCGS MS 66   Heritage Auctions 2015 October 29 - November 1 US Coins Signature Auction - New York Session(1), 1225/Lot# 3567 $35,251.18
10/30/2016 NGC XF 40   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131645/Lot# 26001 $851.88


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1908 $10 MS S
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base33333838111013331505160917531843200925853661404859227543875994503840765798
3333281928118413901539165717831898220129433790467264627948898919102475370
00000011841390153916571783189822012943379046726462794889891910200
00000012581447157417051813195323933302391952977002835392192875400
Registry Image Gallery
Grade: AU 58
Points: 1753
Owner: hkemhorns
 
Grade: AU 58
Points: 1753
Owner: Ragnar Lothbrok
 
View the Registry Image Gallery

Related Articles

Collecting Saint-Gaudens, Part II - 1907-1911-S $10s

3/1/2012 — Jeff Garrett continues his discussion of Saint-Gaudens coinage with a brief overview of the Indian Head Ten Dollar series.
View full article >


NGC Auction Central Disclaimer