Coin Specifications

Category: Indian Head $10 (1907-1933)
Mint: San Francisco
Mintage: 138,500
Obverse Designer: Augustus Saint-Gaudens
Reverse Designer: Augustus Saint-Gaudens
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 16.7200g
AGW: 0.4840oz
Melt Value: $625.33 (10/19/2017)
Diameter: 27mm
Edge: 48 raised stars
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1916 S $10 MS obverse 1916 S $10 MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

Jeff Garrett: This date and mint was well represented in the European banks and examples continue to be found there. Most seen however are at the lower end of the Mint State range with Choice and Gem examples quite scarce. The date is usually found well struck with subdued luster. The Smithsonian collection contains two Superb Gem examples, one of which would easily grade MS 67. The Norweb coin appears to be the finest example in private hands.


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Price Guide

Last Updated: 6/30/2017

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1916 S $10 MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 770 780 790 800 825 975 1025 1100 1475 1850 2300 3550 6750 13500 30000 49000 149500 - - -
$ - - - - 1650 - - 4575 9950 19850 - - - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 926
Low Grade: VF
Average Grade: 60
High Grade: 65


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Auction Prices Realized

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9/15/2003 NGC MS 62   Goldberg September 15-17, 2003 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 21/Lot# 1224 $1,035.00
5/1/2008 NGC MS 61   David Lawrence Rare Coins Thursday - Internet Auction # 243, 249/Lot# 6424 $1,729.60
6/2/2010 PCGS AU 50   Teletrade Auction 2865, 2865/Lot# 2137 $862.50
9/20/2010 PCGS MS 63   Bonhams Coins and Banknotes, 18602/Lot# 1347 $6,435.00
6/14/2011 NGC MS 64   Stack's Bowers The June 2011 Baltimore Auction, 92/Lot# 9710 $10,925.00
2/3/2013 NGC AU 55   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131307/Lot# 27005 $1,010.50
8/2/2017 PCGS MS 62   Heritage Auctions 2017 August 2 - 6 ANA US Coins Signature Auction - Denver Session(5), 1258/Lot# 5826 $2,350.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1916 $10 MS S
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base3333379381182994910241128119312711799269942025656734694853224357042100468
33332667998178699741058114912191447209932004686621980591707140509715170
000000817869974105811491219144720993200468662198059170714050900
000000823909999109311711245162323993701517167828772246574877500
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Grade: AU 55
Points: 1024
Owner: JTO
 
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