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SERIES: Indian Head $10 1907-1933
LEVEL: Year, MintMark, & Major Variety

1908 $10 Motto (Regular Strike)

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PCGS MS68+

PCGS MS67+

PCGS MS67
PCGS #:
8859
Diameter:
26.80 millimeters
Designer:
Augustus Saint Gaudens
Weight:
16.70 grams
Edge:
Raised Stars
Mintage:
341,370
Metal Content:
90% Gold, 10% Copper
Auction Record:
$63,250 • NGC MS68 • 1-6-2010 • Heritage
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Rarity and Survival Estimates (Explain)
Grades Survival
Estimate 
Numismatic
Rarity 
Relative Rarity
By Type 
Relative Rarity
By Series 
All Grades 11,750 R-2.9 18 / 27 TIE 22 / 32 TIE
60 or Better 7,500 R-3.5 18 / 27 22 / 32
65 or Better 300 R-6.4 22 / 27 26 / 32
Condition Census (Explain) Show more rows
Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS68+ PCGS grade

High Desert Collection (PCGS Set Registry)

1 MS68 PCGS grade  
1 MS68 PCGS grade  
1 MS68 PCGS grade  
5 MS67+ PCGS grade

Heritage 7/2014:3967, $39,656.25 - Heritage 1/2016:5631, $42,300

Condition Census (Explain) Show fewer rows
Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS68+ PCGS grade

High Desert Collection (PCGS Set Registry)

1 MS68 PCGS grade  
1 MS68 PCGS grade  
1 MS68 PCGS grade  
5 MS67+ PCGS grade

Heritage 7/2014:3967, $39,656.25 - Heritage 1/2016:5631, $42,300

6 MS67 PCGS grade

Jim O'Neal Collection - Heritage 1/2009:3505 - Empire Collection - Heritage 1/2015:4351, $39,950

6 MS67 PCGS grade  
6 MS67 PCGS grade  
6 MS67 PCGS grade  
6 MS67 estimated grade  

Bentley Shores Collection - Stack’s/Bowers 8/2013:4533, $58,750

David Akers (1975/88): By Indian Head eagle standards, the 1908 With Motto is a "common" issue. In MS-63 or lower grade, examples can be found with relatively little difficulty. In MS-64, the issue becomes more difficult to locate, but there are still enough around that one can usually be found with a little effort. At the MS-65 level and above the 1908 With Motto is rare, but not especially so, and in any one year's period a handful or more true gems will turn up. There are some superb, nearly perfect examples of this issue in existence. For example, the piece that was in Florida dealer Marty Haber's personal type set would be graded MS-68 or MS-69 by the strictest standards, and there are others of similar quality.

The 1908 With Motto is generally very sharply struck, and the lustre is typically very good to excellent. Most specimens have a satiny texture to the surface, and the color varies from rich yellow gold to medium greenish yellow gold to light orange and greenish gold. Like the 1908 No Motto, a top quality specimen of this issue is invariably extremely attractive with an excellent strike, and fine lustre and color.