1926 $10 MS62

CERTIFICATION#: -35592
PCGS#: 8882

Owner's Comments

Estimated grade. Sold by David Akers Numismatics May '98 Price realized $935

Expert Comments

David Akers (1975/88): The 1926 is the second most common issue of this type after the 1932. Thousands of Mint State examples are known, and specimens are available with regularity in all Mint State grades up to and including MS-64. In MS-63 and lower grades, this issue is downright plentiful, at least by Indian Head eagle standards. Gems are more scarce than many realize (considerably more so than gems of 1932), but are still seen quite often. A very few superb quality pieces are known but even this "common" issue is extremely rare in grades better than MS-65. Although the 1926 is often put in the same cateory as the 1932 as far as rarity is concerned, it is actually substantially more rare, especially in MS-65 condition.

Nearly all 1926 eagles are well struck and the lustre is rarely, if ever, less than very good to excellent. Color varies widely from greenish gold to light to medium orange gold. Many specimens also have coppery spots. Frosty specimens are the rule but a small percentage have somewhat satiny surfaces. Many specimens exhibit unsightly surface "cuts" that seem considerably worse than one would mormally expect as bagmakrs. Is there an explanation for this?

Diameter: 26.80 millimeters Designer: Augustus Saint Gaudens Edge: Raised Stars
Mintage: 1,014,000 Weight: 16.70 grams Metal Content: 90% Gold, 10% Copper
1
900
1
2
850
3
740
4
745
6
750
8
755
10
760
12
765
15
770
20
775
25
780
30
785
35
785
40
795
45
795
1
45+
795
50+
795
53+
805
55+
820
58+
820
66+
18,500
2

Rarity and Survival Estimates

Grades Survival Estimate Numismatic Rarity Relative Rarity by Type Relative Rarity by Series
All Grades 113,333 R-1.9 26 / 27 31 / 32
60 or Better 98,333 R-2.0 26 / 27 31 / 32
65 or Better 2,125 R-4.5 26 / 27 31 / 32

Condition Census

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS66+ PCGS grade Simpson Collection
1 MS66+ PCGS grade
3 MS66 PCGS grade

Kutasi Collection - Heritage 1/2007:3188 - Bentley Shores Collection - Stack’s/Bowers 8/2013:4566, $9,400

3 MS66 PCGS grade
3 MS66 PCGS grade