Coin Specifications

Category: Indian Head $10 (1907-1933)
Mint: San Francisco
Mintage: 300,000
Obverse Designer: Augustus Saint-Gaudens
Reverse Designer: Augustus Saint-Gaudens
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 16.7200g
AGW: 0.4840oz
Melt Value: $722.90 (10/23/2019)
Diameter: 27mm
Edge: 48 raised stars
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1912 S $10 MS obverse 1912 S $10 MS reverse
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Description & Analysis

Jeff Garrett: Although the mintage of the 1912–S Ten Dollar approaches that of the Philadelphia issue, it is much rarer in all grades. Most examples seen are very softly struck, especially on the high points of the eagle’s wing. The date is difficult to obtain in all levels of Mint State. Most of those found in Mint State are at the lower grade range and Gem examples are very rare. The Smithsonian collection contains four examples with the finest grading Extremely Fine. This is explained by the fact that the Smithsonian collection was formed decades ago before small groups of Mint State coins were discovered in European banks.


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Price Guide

Last Updated: 10/18/2019

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1912 S $10 MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 790 790 795 865 920 965 975 985 1180 1600 1700 2900 6975 10500 42000 135000 - - - -
$ - - - - 1300 - - 3400 9200 12750 55000 - - -

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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 1211
Low Grade: VF
Average Grade: 58
High Grade: 66

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.
NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 10/22/2019 1912 S $10 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base----9153632812644541513094343692----1211
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------------1233------9
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Total----9153632812644541513196373992----1220
 ----1 %1 %3 %3 %7 %22 %37 %1 %11 %8 %3 %3 %1 %0 %---- 

Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
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Sale / Lot
Price
1/8/1996 NGC XF 45   Teletrade Auction 0804, 804/Lot# 888 $379.80
12/16/2003 NGC AU 58   Heritage Auctions Exclusively Internet Auction #23124, 23124/Lot# 12110 $425.50
5/25/2008 NGC AU 58   Goldberg May 25-27, 2008 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 47/Lot# 4751 $632.50
9/20/2010 PCGS MS 62   Bonhams Coins and Banknotes, 18602/Lot# 1338 $3,334.00
8/11/2011 NGC AU 58   Heritage Auctions 2011 August Chicago Signature US Coin & Platinum Night Auction Session(4), 1158/Lot# 5755 $1,840.00
12/1/2013 NGC AU 55   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 12/01/2013, 103/Lot# 155737 $990.00
3/28/2014 PCGS MS 62   Stack's Bowers March 2014 Baltimore Auction, 6008/Lot# 6291 $4,181.83
11/6/2014 NGC AU 55   Heritage Auctions 2014 November 6 - 10 US Coins Signature Auction - Beverly Hills Session(6), 1211/Lot# 8940 $646.25
12/7/2014 PCGS AU 55   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 833, 842/Lot# 423 $950.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1912 $10 MS S
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base3333378380682995410311139120615052048300939848498101053169957676104039134561
3333263790813870979106711611305168623683334548890331730340358731301142130
0000008138709791067116113051686236833345488903317303403587313000
00000082191210051103118314051867268836596993956924501490178858400
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Grade: MS 62
Points: 2048
Owner: hkemhorns
 
Grade: AU 58
Points: 1139
Owner: bertl
 
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