1912 $10 MS67

CERTIFICATION#: 06666124
PCGS#: 8871

Owner's Comments

Expert Comments

Ron Guth: The following diagnostics have been seen on a counterfeit 1912 Indian Head Eagle: 1) shallow depression in the field to the left of Liberty's brow; 2) oblong depression on jawline; 3) another shallow depression in the field above the eagle's tail at the lower point of an imaginary triangle created by the depression, the M of UNUM, and the final A of AMERICA; and 4) tiny depression below and left of center of the O of OF.

"1912 Indian head $10 Gold" by Brian Sillima, NUMISMATIST, May 2007, page 117

David Akers (1975/88): The 1912 is one of the more available issues of this type but it is not really "common" in any absolute sense. However, in MS-63 or lower grade, a 1912 can be found with little or no difficulty. In MS-64 and even MS-65 condition, the 1912 is available from time to time although no large quantities in either grade could be assembled. A few superb, nearly flawless quality examples of this issue are known to exist.

The 1912 is almost always very sharply struck, especially on the obverse. (There is sometimes a slight weakness on the leading curve of the eagle's left wing, however). Typically the surfaces are very frosty with slight granularity that is not nearly as pronounced as on the average 1911. Lustre is generally very good, and the color is most often a medium to rich yellow gold. An occasional greenish gold or coppery gold specimen is also seen (but not often).

Diameter: 26.80 millimeters Designer: Augustus Saint Gaudens Edge: Raised Stars
Mintage: 405,000 Weight: 16.70 grams Metal Content: 90% Gold, 10% Copper
1
875
2
825
3
715
4
720
6
725
8
730
10
735
12
740
15
745
20
750
25
755
30
760
2
40
770
8
45+
770
50
770
31
50+
770
53+
780
55+
820
58+
825
65+
15,000
66+
35,000
1

Rarity and Survival Estimates

Grades Survival Estimate Numismatic Rarity Relative Rarity by Type Relative Rarity by Series
All Grades 20,000 R-2.8 21 / 27 TIE 25 / 32 TIE
60 or Better 13,500 R-2.9 21 / 27 TIE 25 / 32 TIE
65 or Better 150 R-7.5 18 / 27 TIE 22 / 32 TIE

Condition Census

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS67 PCGS grade

Robert Kruthoffer - Paramount 9/1981:51, $4,800 - Dr. Steven Duckor - Heritage 4/2006:3891, $138,000 - Simpson Collection

2 MS66+ PCGS grade  
3 MS66 PCGS grade
3 MS66 PCGS grade
3 MS66 PCGS grade  

Bentley Shores Collection - Stack’s/Bowers 8/2013:4550, $23,500