1910 $10 MS (PCGS# 8865)
The August 2010 Boston Rarities Sale
Auctioneer: Bowers & Merena
Lot Number: 1794
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While clearly not a major rarity in the Indian Eagle series in terms of total number of Mint State coins believed extant, the 1910 is typically offered no finer than MS-64. The coin we offer here, therefore, is a conditionally scarce Gem that belongs in an advanced collection. Richly frosted with lovely medium-orange patina, the surfaces are uncommonly smooth for both the issue and the type. A razor-sharp strike rounds out an impressive list of attributes.<br /> Writing in the 2008 edition of the book <em>A Handbook of 20th Century United States Gold Coins: 1907-1933 </em>by David W. Akers, Jeff Ambio asserts that the 1910 is rarer in the finest Mint State grades than the 1907 No Periods, 1910-D, 1911, 1912, 1926 and 1932 Indian Eagles.