Coin Specifications

Category: Indian Head $10 (1907-1933)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 341,370
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: $600.40 (2/13/2016)
Diameter: 27mm
Edge: 46 Raised Stars
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1908 MOTTO $10 MS obverse 1908 MOTTO $10 MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

Jeff Garrett: President Roosevelt thought is was immoral to have God’s name placed on our coinage. Congress disagreed and in the latter part of 1908 the motto IN GOD WE TRUST was restored to eagles and double eagles. Most examples seen are well struck with above average luster. Choice and Gem examples are scarce, but can be obtained with minimal effort. An NGC MS 68 was offered privately at a recent convention for $65,000.


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Price Guide

Last Updated: 11/2/2015

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1908 MOTTO $10 MS
  GVGFVFXF5053555861626364656667686970
Base $ 790 800 830 840 850 870 890 925 940 1100 1200 2200 5900 12500 23500 52000 100000 - -
$ - - 900 935 975 - 1350 2900 8900 18700 30000 - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 4644
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 61
High Grade: 68


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Auction Prices Realized

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Grade
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Price
2/27/2003 NGC MS 63   Heritage Auctions 2003 February Long Beach Signature Sale #314, 314/Lot# 8418 $1,150.00
1/25/2004 NGC AU 58   Goldberg January 25-28, 2004 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 23/Lot# 3343 $368.00
6/27/2005 NGC MS 61   David Lawrence Rare Coins Auction 43: The Cook Family Collection, 47/Lot# 1497 $580.75
9/20/2010 NGC MS 66   Bonhams Coins and Banknotes, 18602/Lot# 1319 $12,870.00
7/12/2011 PCGS AU 58   Teletrade Auction 3100, 3100/Lot# 1263 $859.00
8/30/2013 NGC   Stack's Bowers The September 2013 Philadelphia Auction, 195/Lot# 4943 $891.83
6/27/2014 PCGS Genuine XF   Stack's Bowers June 2014 Baltimore, 6021/Lot# 1116 $2,350.00
6/29/2014 PCGS Genuine UNC   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 06/29/2014, 187/Lot# 204125 $400.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1908 MOTTO $10 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base33333793811829863886920941982110317992401344745657431213343753665799
33332667998178408708979279541022133519992749381955201206526734469570
000000817840870897927954102213351999274938195520120652673400
000000823851878908934968106215672200309841926475166993213500
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Grade: MS 66
Points: 4565
Owner: BillJones
 
Grade: MS 63
Points: 1999
Owner: JTO
 
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