1908 $10 No Motto MS67+

CERTIFICATION#: 29586227
PCGS#: 8853

Owner's Comments

Expert Comments

David Akers (1975/88): The low mintage, second lowest in the series to the 1911-D, makes most people think this issue is even more rare than it really is. (Actually, the 1908 No Motto ranks sqarely in the middle with respect to both overall Mint State rarity and condition rarity.) This is not to say that the 1908 No Motto is common, because it most definitely is not. In fact, in any given Mint State grade it can be considered very rare. The Mint State population is quite evenly spread between the grades from MS-60/62 to MS-64 and there are probably about a third the number of gems as there are coins in each of the first three categories. A few (probably five or so) truly superb examples of this issue are also known to exist.

The 1908 No Motto is almost always sharply struck (more so than the 1907 No Periods) and the surfaces are somewhat frosty but more often rather satiny. The lustre is typically excellent and color is a strong point of this issue, usually medium orange gold, often with a rich greenish gold tint or highlights. Top quality examples of this issue are definitely among the most attractive of the series.

Diameter: 26.80 millimeters Designer: Augustus Saint Gaudens Edge: Raised Stars
Mintage: 33,500 Weight: 16.70 grams Metal Content: 90% Gold, 10% Copper
4
675
1
6
680
8
685
10
690
12
695
15
700
20
705
25
710
30
715
35
735
40
745
2
45
805
4
45+
805
50+
830
53+
900
55+
955
58+
1,220
62+
3,150
63+
5,600
1
64+
9,500
1
65+
24,500
66+
46,000
1
67+
115,000
1

Rarity and Survival Estimates

Grades Survival Estimate Numismatic Rarity Relative Rarity by Type Relative Rarity by Series
All Grades 3,500 R-4.3 1 / 3 TIE 15 / 32 TIE
60 or Better 1,625 R-4.7 1 / 3 TIE 17 / 32 TIE
65 or Better 92 R-8.0 2 / 3 19 / 32

Condition Census

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS67+ PCGS grade  

Bentley Shores Collection - Stack’s/Bowers 8/2013:4528, $105,750

2 MS67 PCGS grade
2 MS67 PCGS grade Jim O'Neal - Heritage 1/2009:3503
2 MS67 PCGS grade  
2 MS67 PCGS grade