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: $621.31 (10/20/2017)
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: 6/30/2017

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1908 S $10 MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 815 840 875 1000 1125 1375 1550 2000 3100 4250 5300 8650 14500 18200 26750 41000 60000 120000 245000 -
$ - - - 2400 3350 - - 10000 15000 19250 - 46500 - -

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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 799
Low Grade: VF
Average Grade: 55
High Grade: 69


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11/4/2017 AU 50   Heritage Auctions 2017 November 2 - 4 US Coins Signature Auction - Dallas Session(5), 1261/Lot# 20438


Auction Prices Realized

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6/1/1996 NGC MS 64   Heritage Auctions 1996 May/June Long Beach Sale #157, 157/Lot# 7411 $5,060.00
1/25/2004 NGC AU 58   Goldberg January 25-28, 2004 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 23/Lot# 3346 $719.00
1/12/2005 NGC AU 58   Heritage Auctions 2005 Ft. Lauderdale FL. (FUN) Signature Sale #360, 360/Lot# 9337 $2,990.00
5/31/2007 NGC AU 58   David Lawrence Rare Coins Thursday Rocket Sale - Internet Auction # 148, 153/Lot# 5247 $2,070.00
5/23/2010 PCGS XF 45   Teletrade Auction 2858, 2858/Lot# 3069 $920.00
9/20/2010 PCGS MS 61   Bonhams Coins and Banknotes, 18602/Lot# 1321 $4,212.00
1/13/2013 NGC XF 45   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131304/Lot# 20623 $969.38
6/9/2014 PCGS AU 55   Stack's Bowers iAuction 3485, 6034/Lot# 20623 $1,615.63
10/12/2014 NGC AU 58   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 10/12/2014, 190/Lot# 214582 $2,305.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1908 $10 MS S
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base33333838111013331505160917531843200925853661404859227543875994503840765798
3333281928118413901539165717831898220129433790467264627948898919102475370
00000011841390153916571783189822012943379046726462794889891910200
00000012581447157417051813195323933302391952977002835392192875400
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Grade: AU 58
Points: 1753
Owner: Ragnar Lothbrok
 
Grade: AU 53
Points: 1505
Owner: 123cents
 
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