1908 $10 Motto (Regular Strike)

Series: Indian Head $10 1907-1933

PCGS MS68+

PCGS MS68+

PCGS MS67+

PCGS MS67+

PCGS MS67

PCGS MS67

PCGS #:
8859
Designer:
Augustus Saint Gaudens
Edge:
Raised Stars
Diameter:
26.80 millimeters
Weight:
16.70 grams
Mintage:
341,370
Mint:
Philadelphia
Metal:
90% Gold, 10% Copper
Major Varieties

Current Auctions - PCGS Graded
Current Auctions - NGC Graded
For Sale Now at Collectors Corner - PCGS Graded
For Sale Now at Collectors Corner - NGC Graded

Rarity and Survival Estimates Learn More

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
Survival Estimate
All Grades 11,750
60 or Better 7,500
65 or Better 300
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-2.9
60 or Better R-3.5
65 or Better R-6.4
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 18 / 27 TIE
60 or Better 18 / 27
65 or Better 22 / 27
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 22 / 32 TIE
60 or Better 22 / 32
65 or Better 26 / 32

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 MS68+ PCGS grade PCGS #8859 (MS)     68+

High Desert Collection (PCGS Set Registry)

1 MS68 PCGS grade
1 MS68 PCGS grade
1 MS68 PCGS grade
5 MS67+ PCGS grade

Heritage 7/2014:3967, $39,656.25 - Heritage 1/2016:5631, $42,300

6 MS67 PCGS grade  
	PCGS #8859 (MS) 67

Jim O'Neal Collection - Heritage 1/2009:3505 - Empire Collection - Heritage 1/2015:4351, $39,950

6 MS67 PCGS grade
6 MS67 PCGS grade
6 MS67 PCGS grade
6 MS67 estimated grade

Bentley Shores Collection - Stack’s/Bowers 8/2013:4533, $58,750

PCGS #8859 (MS)     68+ #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

Heritage 7/2014:3967, $39,656.25 - Heritage 1/2016:5631, $42,300

 
	PCGS #8859 (MS) 67 
#6 MS67 PCGS grade

Jim O'Neal Collection - Heritage 1/2009:3505 - Empire Collection - Heritage 1/2015:4351, $39,950

#6 MS67 PCGS grade
#6 MS67 PCGS grade
#6 MS67 PCGS grade
#6 MS67 estimated grade

Bentley Shores Collection - Stack’s/Bowers 8/2013:4533, $58,750

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.