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: $690.11 (7/19/2019)
Diameter: 27mm
Edge: 46 Raised Stars
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1908 S $10 MS obverse 1908 S $10 MS reverse
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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!


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Price Guide

Last Updated: 6/21/2019

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1908 S $10 MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 815 840 875 1050 1220 1310 1440 2000 3100 4500 5625 9000 12700 18200 25500 41000 57500 120000 245000 -
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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 855
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: 7/16/2019 1908 S $10 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base----183586581171851961451381918124121-855
------------------1---1
---------21--2--------5
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Total----183586581171871971451401918124221-861
 ----2 %4 %10 %7 %14 %22 %23 %2 %6 %5 %2 %2 %1 %0 %0 %0 %0 %- 

Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
5/1/1996 PCGS AU 53   Teletrade Auction 0837, 837/Lot# 874 $501.13
5/30/2005 PCGS MS 64   Goldberg May 30 - June 16, 2005 Pre-Long Beach Coin Auction, 31/Lot# 1034 $8,625.00
5/28/2008 PCGS MS 63   Heritage Auctions 2008 May Long Beach, CA Signature Auction #1108, 1108/Lot# 3477 $10,350.00
10/26/2009 NGC AU 55   David Lawrence Rare Coins Monday - Internet Auction # 422, 428/Lot# 2725 $822.25
9/20/2010 PCGS MS 61   Bonhams Coins and Banknotes, 18602/Lot# 1321 $4,212.00
12/2/2012 NGC Details AU Details  Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131250/Lot# 28469 $881.25
4/27/2014 PCGS XF 40   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 04/27/2014, 173/Lot# 189096 $863.50
6/9/2014 PCGS AU 55   Stack's Bowers iAuction 3485, 6034/Lot# 20623 $1,615.63
9/4/2014 PCGS MS 62   Heritage Auctions 2014 September 4 - 6 Long Beach Expo US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(1), 1209/Lot# 3458 $7,637.50
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
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Grade: AU 58
Points: 1753
Owner: hkemhorns
 
Grade: AU 58
Points: 1753
Owner: Ragnar Lothbrok
 
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