Coin Specifications

Category: Indian Head $10 (1907-1933)
Mint: San Francisco
Mintage: 292,350
Catalog: KM-130
Obverse Designer: Augustus Saint-Gaudens
Reverse Designer: Augustus Saint-Gaudens
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 16.72g
AGW: 0.4840oz
Melt Value: $639.85 (8/28/2016)
Diameter: 27mm
Edge: 46 Raised Stars
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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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: 7/12/2016

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1909 S $10 MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 770 780 825 900 1000 1025 1050 1075 1400 2050 2300 4050 7000 10250 23500 34000 84500 - - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 859
Low Grade: VF
Average Grade: 58
High Grade: 68


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Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
9/17/2003 PCGS MS 66   Heritage Auctions 2003 September Long Beach Signature Sale #330, 330/Lot# 8198 $14,950.00
9/10/2006 PCGS MS 65   Goldberg September 10-13, 2006 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 37/Lot# 2237 $12,075.00
9/20/2010 NGC MS 65   Bonhams Coins and Banknotes, 18602/Lot# 1324 $15,210.00
5/29/2011 PCGS AU 58   Goldberg May 29 - June 1, 2011 The Pre-Long Beach Auction of US, World Coins and Currency, 63/Lot# 1637 $920.00
11/26/2012 PCGS VF 35   Teletrade Auction 3388, 3388/Lot# 3134 $800.00
3/28/2014 PCGS MS 61   Stack's Bowers March 2014 Baltimore Auction, 6008/Lot# 6285 $2,704.85
4/6/2014 PCGS AU 58   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 04/06/2014, 175/Lot# 183583 $1,157.20
9/21/2014 PCGS AU 55   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 822, 831/Lot# 338 $1,050.00
11/5/2015 PCGS MS 61   Stack's Bowers November 2015 Baltimore, 6110/Lot# 21109 $1,762.50


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1909 S $10 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base33333783811838918969104210881138170727163365484162487431269934754383418
3333263792820864935993105711041327204329323857531066421395133843595010
00000082086493599310571104132720432932385753106642139513384300
000000829891952101710721121151723793148434957797036204724069300
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Grade: AU 55
Points: 969
Owner: Vespasian49
 
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