1911 $10 AU50

CERTIFICATION#: -35576
PCGS#: 8868

Owner's Comments

Estimated grade. Sold by David Akers Numismatics May '98 Price realized $330

Expert Comments

David Akers (1975/88): The 1911 is a common issue, one of the easiest to obtain in the series. In fact, only the very common 1926 and 1932 are more often seen than this issue. Below gem quality, i.e. MS-64 or less, the 1911 can be located quite easily. True gems are only moderately rare and can be found with little effort. There are some spectacular, nearly perfect examples of this issue in existence.

The 1911 is always well struck and most specimens have finely granular, frosty surfaces. A few specimens, however, have very little granularity and have a satin texture. Lustre varies greatly on this issue from average (for the series) to outstanding. As is always the case, the satiny ones are more radiant than the frosty ones although many of the latter are also extremely lustrous. Color is a strong point of this issue. Light to medium orange and greenish gold is the predominant color but a number of greenish yellow examples are also known.

Diameter: 26.80 millimeters Designer: Augustus Saint Gaudens Edge: Raised Stars
Mintage: 505,500 Weight: 16.70 grams Metal Content: 90% Gold, 10% Copper
1
815
2
765
2
3
645
4
660
6
665
8
670
10
675
12
680
15
685
20
690
25
695
30
700
1
40
715
9
45
710
24
45+
710
50+
710
53+
720
55+
760
58+
765
10
66+
19,500
1
67+
60,000
1

Rarity and Survival Estimates

Grades Survival Estimate Numismatic Rarity Relative Rarity by Type Relative Rarity by Series
All Grades 37,500 R-2.6 24 / 27 28 / 32 TIE
60 or Better 25,000 R-2.7 24 / 27 29 / 32
65 or Better 475 R-6.0 24 / 27 28 / 32

Condition Census

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS67+ PCGS grade
2 MS67 PCGS grade David Akers - Dr. Steven Duckor - Heritage 4/2006:3889, $48,875
2 MS67 PCGS grade Simpson Collection
2 MS67 PCGS grade
2 MS67 PCGS grade