Coin Specifications

Category: Indian Head $10 (1907-1933)
Mint: San Francisco
Mintage: 811,000
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: $641.35 (8/30/2016)
Diameter: 27mm
Edge: 46 Raised Stars
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1910 S $10 MS obverse 1910 S $10 MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

Jeff Garrett: Despite a relatively high mintage approaching 1 million coins, the 1910-S is very rare in Choice condition. The date can be considered one of the true condition rarities of the series. Most examples were melted and just a few are known in Gem condition. An MS 66 example sold at auction in 2009 for $120,750. The retail value of an MS 60 example is under $2,000. With the melt value of a $10 Indian currently around the $900 level, these can be considered an incredible bargain! The same can be said for many other issues of the series.


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Price Guide

Last Updated: 7/12/2016

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1910 S $10 MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 1902
Low Grade: F
Average Grade: 58
High Grade: 66


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Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
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Sale / Lot
Price
5/30/2005 PCGS MS 64   Goldberg May 30 - June 16, 2005 Pre-Long Beach Coin Auction, 31/Lot# 1041 $10,637.50
10/28/2007 NGC MS 63   Teletrade Auction 2441, 2441/Lot# 2422 $6,272.00
9/20/2010 PCGS MS 64   Bonhams Coins and Banknotes, 18602/Lot# 1330 $15,210.00
3/11/2012 NGC AU 55   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131212/Lot# 21548 $977.50
9/22/2013 PCGS VF 30   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 09/22/2013, 93/Lot# 116831 $721.60
9/4/2014 NGC AU 55   Heritage Auctions 2014 September 4 - 6 Long Beach Expo US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(4), 1209/Lot# 8738 $822.50
9/14/2014 PCGS AU 58   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 821, 830/Lot# 10356 $1,100.00
10/3/2014 PCGS AU 55   Stack's Bowers iAuction 3502, 6056/Lot# 22354 $734.38
4/27/2016 PCGS MS 62   Heritage Auctions 2016 April 27 - May 1 CSNS US Coins Signature Auction - Chicago Session(5), 1234/Lot# 5969 $2,115.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1910 S $10 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base33333783806829905953102210661239204831494630833895883162057590103971134561
333326379081385492197610361123150824153642586687541693240276730501141670
000000813854921976103611231508241536425866875416932402767305000
000000821879937999105111811778278241367102917124276489338851000
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Grade: AU 58
Points: 831
Owner: GSA_Gem_Quest
 
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