Coin Specifications

Category: Indian Head $10 (1907-1933)
Mint: San Francisco
Mintage: 292,350
Obverse Designer: Augustus Saint-Gaudens
Reverse Designer: Augustus Saint-Gaudens
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 16.7200g
AGW: 0.4840oz
Melt Value: $857.65 (7/6/2020)
Diameter: 27mm
Edge: 46 Raised Stars
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1909 S $10 MS obverse 1909 S $10 MS reverse
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Description & Analysis

Jeff Garrett: In Choice condition, most examples seen are well struck with satiny surfaces. In the last few decades a few small groups of Mint State examples have appeared on the market. Most seen are in the lower range. There are a few amazing examples known most of which were saved at the time of issue. These include the Eliasberg and Norweb examples. The finest graded is a single MS 68 example at NGC.


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Price Guide

Last Updated: 6/22/2020

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1909 S $10 MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 900 900 900 975 1025 1100 1150 1200 1325 1625 1800 2700 5450 9925 20000 43500 85000 - - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 933
Low Grade: VF
Average Grade: 58
High Grade: 68

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.
NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 6/30/2020 1909 S $10 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base----91729345317131415122922632144-1--933
---------------1--1---2
---------------2------2
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Total----9172934531713141512292263514411--937
 ----1%2%3%4%6%18%34%2%13%10%3%4%1%0%0%0%-- 

NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1909 S $10 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base33333783811838918969104210881138170727163365484162487431269934754383418
3333263792820864935993105711041327204329323857531066421395133843595010
00000082086493599310571104132720432932385753106642139513384300
000000829891952101710721121151723793148434957797036204724069300
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Grade: MS 61
Points: 1138
Owner: hkemhorns
 
Grade: AU 58
Points: 1042
Owner: Skitcch
 
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