1909 $10 (Regular Strike)

Series: Indian Head $10 1907-1933

PCGS MS67+

PCGS MS67+

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PCGS MS66

PCGS MS66

PCGS MS66

PCGS MS66

PCGS #:
8862
Designer:
Augustus Saint Gaudens
Edge:
Raised Stars
Diameter:
26.80 millimeters
Weight:
16.70 grams
Mintage:
184,089
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
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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 5,500 R-3.9 16 / 27 20 / 32
60 or Better 3,500 R-4.3 16 / 27 20 / 32
65 or Better 67 R-8.3 15 / 27 TIE 17 / 32 TIE
Survival Estimate
All Grades 5,500
60 or Better 3,500
65 or Better 67
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-3.9
60 or Better R-4.3
65 or Better R-8.3
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 16 / 27
60 or Better 16 / 27
65 or Better 15 / 27 TIE
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 20 / 32
60 or Better 20 / 32
65 or Better 17 / 32 TIE

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 MS67+ PCGS grade

David Akers - Dr. Steven Duckor - Heritage 4/2006:3886, $80,500 - Simpson Collection

1 MS67 PCGS grade
3 MS66 PCGS grade

Heritage 4/2008:2482 - Bentley Shores Collection - Stack’s/Bowers 8/2013:4539, $28,200

3 MS66 PCGS grade
3 MS66 PCGS grade
3 MS66 PCGS grade
3 MS66 PCGS grade
3 MS66 PCGS grade
3 MS66 PCGS grade
3 MS66 PCGS grade
#1 MS67+ PCGS grade

David Akers - Dr. Steven Duckor - Heritage 4/2006:3886, $80,500 - Simpson Collection

#1 MS67 PCGS grade
#3 MS66 PCGS grade

Heritage 4/2008:2482 - Bentley Shores Collection - Stack’s/Bowers 8/2013:4539, $28,200

#3 MS66 PCGS grade
#3 MS66 PCGS grade
#3 MS66 PCGS grade
#3 MS66 PCGS grade
#3 MS66 PCGS grade
#3 MS66 PCGS grade
#3 MS66 PCGS grade
David Akers (1975/88): The 1909 is one of the rarest Philadelphia Mint issues, surpassed only by the 1933, 1907 Rolled Edge and the 1908 No Motto. Up to the grade of MS-62, specimens are not difficult to locate and even in MS-63 they are encountered fairly often. True gems (MS-65 quality) are another matter altogether and they are very rare. Better than MS-65, this issue is almost nonexistent, although there are a few, and one is more likely to find a superb 1908 No Motto or 1908-S, for example, than a similar quality specimen of the 1909. (There are more gems of the 1909 around there there are gems of those two issues, however.) This is one of the most underrated issues of the series.

The 1909 in Mint State almost always has a beautiful, highly lustrous, satiny finish that is not very different from the Proofs. The strike is invariably sharp and the color is typically a light to medium greenish yellow gold or a rich yellow gold.