1908 $10 Motto XF40

CERTIFICATION#: -35565
PCGS#: 8859

Owner's Comments

Estimated grade. Sold by David Akers Numismatics May '98 Price realized $412.5

Expert Comments

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.

Diameter: 26.80 millimeters Designer: Augustus Saint Gaudens Edge: Raised Stars
Mintage: 341,370 Weight: 16.70 grams Metal Content: 90% Gold, 10% Copper
3
695
1
4
700
6
705
8
710
10
715
12
725
15
730
20
740
1
25
745
30
755
4
35
760
9
45+
780
50+
795
53+
820
55+
875
58+
905
2
65+
16,500
3
66+
27,000
67+
67,000
68+
165,000
1

Rarity and Survival Estimates

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

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 Jim O'Neal - Heritage 1/2009:3505