1908-D $10 No Motto (Regular Strike)

Series: Indian Head $10 1907-1933

PCGS MS66

PCGS MS66

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PCGS MS66

PCGS MS66

PCGS MS65+

PCGS MS65+

PCGS #:
8854
Designer:
Augustus Saint Gaudens
Edge:
Raised Stars
Diameter:
26.80 millimeters
Weight:
16.70 grams
Mintage:
210,000
Mint:
Denver
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 3,250 R-4.3 1 / 3 TIE 15 / 32 TIE
60 or Better 1,600 R-4.7 1 / 3 TIE 17 / 32 TIE
65 or Better 27 R-8.9 1 / 3 10 / 32 TIE
Survival Estimate
All Grades 3,250
60 or Better 1,600
65 or Better 27
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-4.3
60 or Better R-4.7
65 or Better R-8.9
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 1 / 3 TIE
60 or Better 1 / 3 TIE
65 or Better 1 / 3
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 15 / 32 TIE
60 or Better 17 / 32 TIE
65 or Better 10 / 32 TIE

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 MS66 PCGS grade

David Akers - Dr. Steven Duckor - Heritage 4/2006:3882, $86,250 - Bob R. Simpson Collection

1 MS66 PCGS grade

Kutasi Collection - Heritage 1/2007:3163, $115,000 - Jim O’Neal Collection - Heritage 1/2009:3504, $149,500 - Bentley Shores Collection - Stack’s/Bowers 8/2013:4530, $82,250

1 MS66 PCGS grade
1 MS66 PCGS grade
1 MS66 PCGS grade
6 MS66 estimated grade
6 MS66 estimated grade
6 MS66 estimated grade
9 MS65+ PCGS grade

Crow River Collection

10 MS65 PCGS grade
#1 MS66 PCGS grade

David Akers - Dr. Steven Duckor - Heritage 4/2006:3882, $86,250 - Bob R. Simpson Collection

#1 MS66 PCGS grade

Kutasi Collection - Heritage 1/2007:3163, $115,000 - Jim O’Neal Collection - Heritage 1/2009:3504, $149,500 - Bentley Shores Collection - Stack’s/Bowers 8/2013:4530, $82,250

#1 MS66 PCGS grade
#1 MS66 PCGS grade
#1 MS66 PCGS grade
#6 MS66 estimated grade
#6 MS66 estimated grade
#6 MS66 estimated grade
#9 MS65+ PCGS grade

Crow River Collection

#10 MS65 PCGS grade
David Akers (1975/88): In any Mint State grade, the 1908-D no Motto is very difficult to locate. Most of the known examples grade from MS-60 to MS-63 and one almost never sees an example in MS-64 condition. True gems are extremely rare and the Kruthoffer specimen is the only one I have seen that has a legitimate claim to being better than MS-65. All in all, this is a very underrated issue, especially in gem condition where it is virtually unobtainable.

I said the 1908 No Motto is one of the most attractive issues of the series in top grade. Well, this is one of the least attractive, due largely to the fact that it is generally flatly struck on the obverse and is decidedly lacklustre. (An exception to this "rule" is the superb Kruthoffer coin, and there are a very few others as well, but most are weak and dull.) Almost all examples I have seen have been frosty with slight granularity to the surface, but I have also seen others that were very satiny. Color is usually good to very good with the typical specimen a light orange gold color, sometimes with a greenish cast.