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1908 $10 No Motto (Regular Strike)

Series: Indian Head $10 1907-1933

PCGS MS67+

PCGS MS67+

PCGS MS67

PCGS MS67

PCGS MS67

PCGS MS67

PCGS #:
8853
Designer:
Augustus Saint Gaudens
Edge:
Raised Stars
Diameter:
26.80 millimeters
Weight:
16.70 grams
Mintage:
33,500
Metal:
90% Gold, 10% Copper
Major Varieties

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Rarity and Survival Estimates Learn More

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

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 MS67+ PCGS grade

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

2 MS67 PCGS grade  
	PCGS #8853 (MS) 67

Simpson Collection

2 MS67 PCGS grade  
	PCGS #8853 (MS) 67

Kutasi Collection - Heritage 1/2007:3162, $74,750 - Jim O’Neal Collection - Heritage 1/2009:3503, $60,375

2 MS67 PCGS grade
2 MS67 PCGS grade
6 MS67 estimated grade
7 MS66+ PCGS grade MS66+ PCGS grade

Kruthoffer Collection - Dr. Steven Duckor - Heritage 4/2006:3881, $51,750 - Simpson Collection

7 MS66+ PCGS grade
7 MS66+ PCGS grade
10 MS66 PCGS grade
#1 MS67+ PCGS grade

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

 
	PCGS #8853 (MS) 67 
#2 MS67 PCGS grade

Simpson Collection

 
	PCGS #8853 (MS) 67 
#2 MS67 PCGS grade

Kutasi Collection - Heritage 1/2007:3162, $74,750 - Jim O’Neal Collection - Heritage 1/2009:3503, $60,375

#2 MS67 PCGS grade
#2 MS67 PCGS grade
#6 MS67 estimated grade
MS66+ PCGS grade #7 MS66+ PCGS grade

Kruthoffer Collection - Dr. Steven Duckor - Heritage 4/2006:3881, $51,750 - Simpson Collection

#7 MS66+ PCGS grade
#7 MS66+ PCGS grade
#10 MS66 PCGS grade
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.