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: $620.05 (10/20/2017)
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: 6/30/2017

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1912 S $10 MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 770 780 790 800 810 850 875 1000 1250 1700 1950 3200 7750 11750 42500 125000 - - - -
$ - - - - 1300 - - 3700 10000 14000 55000 - - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 1185
Low Grade: VF
Average Grade: 58
High Grade: 66


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Auction Prices Realized

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Date
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Grade
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Sale / Lot
Price
11/3/1999 NGC AU 58   Teletrade Auction 1231, 1231/Lot# 1909 $422.00
2/1/2009 NGC XF 45   Goldberg February 1-4, 2009 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 51/Lot# 1583 $603.75
1/31/2010 PCGS XF 45   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction #210022, 210022/Lot# 22270 $690.00
3/4/2010 NGC AU 58   David Lawrence Rare Coins Thursday - Internet Auction # 459, 465/Lot# 5408 $1,035.00
9/20/2010 PCGS MS 62   Bonhams Coins and Banknotes, 18602/Lot# 1338 $3,334.00
2/3/2011 PCGS MS 63   Heritage Auctions 2011 February Long Beach Signature US Coin Auction Session(3), 1152/Lot# 4586 $7,475.00
6/14/2011 NGC MS 61   Stack's Bowers The June 2011 Baltimore Auction, 92/Lot# 9706 $2,587.50
3/4/2012 NGC AU 58   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131211/Lot# 30528 $1,063.75
9/29/2013 PCGS XF 45   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 09/29/2013, 94/Lot# 116833 $775.50


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1912 $10 MS S
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base3333378380682995410311139120615052048300939848498101053169957676104039134561
3333263790813870979106711611305168623683334548890331730340358731301142130
0000008138709791067116113051686236833345488903317303403587313000
00000082191210051103118314051867268836596993956924501490178858400
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Grade: AU 58
Points: 1139
Owner: Gregory P. Gliffe
 
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