1913-S $10 (Regular Strike)

Series: Indian Head $10 1907-1933

PCGS MS66+

PCGS MS66+

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PCGS MS65

PCGS MS65

PCGS MS64+

PCGS MS64+

PCGS #:
8874
Designer:
Augustus Saint Gaudens
Edge:
Raised Stars
Diameter:
26.80 millimeters
Weight:
16.70 grams
Mintage:
66,000
Mint:
San Francisco
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 1,550 R-4.7 6 / 27 TIE 8 / 32 TIE
60 or Better 262 R-6.5 4 / 27 TIE 5 / 32 TIE
65 or Better 6 R-9.7 1 / 27 TIE 1 / 32 TIE
Survival Estimate
All Grades 1,550
60 or Better 262
65 or Better 6
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-4.7
60 or Better R-6.5
65 or Better R-9.7
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 6 / 27 TIE
60 or Better 4 / 27 TIE
65 or Better 1 / 27 TIE
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 8 / 32 TIE
60 or Better 5 / 32 TIE
65 or Better 1 / 32 TIE

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 MS66+ PCGS grade

John Kutasi Collection - Heritage 1/2007:3179, $287,500 - Jim O'Neal Collection - Heritage 1/2009:3520, $299,000 - Bob R. Simpson Collection

2 MS66 estimated grade

William Thomas Michaels Collection - Stack's 1/2004:3021, $143,750

2 MS66 estimated grade
4 MS65 PCGS grade

Bob R. Simpson Collection

4 MS65 PCGS grade
4 MS65 PCGS grade
7 MS64+ PCGS grade MS64+ PCGS grade

Harbor View Collection

8 MS64 PCGS grade
8 MS64 PCGS grade
8 MS64 PCGS grade
#1 MS66+ PCGS grade

John Kutasi Collection - Heritage 1/2007:3179, $287,500 - Jim O'Neal Collection - Heritage 1/2009:3520, $299,000 - Bob R. Simpson Collection

#2 MS66 estimated grade

William Thomas Michaels Collection - Stack's 1/2004:3021, $143,750

#2 MS66 estimated grade
#4 MS65 PCGS grade

Bob R. Simpson Collection

#4 MS65 PCGS grade
#4 MS65 PCGS grade
MS64+ PCGS grade #7 MS64+ PCGS grade

Harbor View Collection

#8 MS64 PCGS grade
#8 MS64 PCGS grade
#8 MS64 PCGS grade
David Akers (1975/88): The 1913-S is the premier rarity of the series and is extremely difficult, if not virtually impossible, to obtain in MS-64 or better condition. Harry Bass' specimen, bought across the counter by a Dallas dealer in the early 1970s, is superb (MS-67 or better!) and fully lustrous and is probably the finest known; Robert Kruthoffer's coin was very close to Bass' and realized $46,000 in 1918; it is now owned by a doctor on the West Coast, Philip Weinstein. Kruthoffer also once owned the Auction '79 specimen (MS-63+ at $30,000) and that coin is now in the Duckor Collection. Kruthoffer owned yet another very choice example (MS-64 or better) that he had purchased from New England Rare Coin Galleries for a reported $70,000 in 1979, and he had a fourth on approval from Fred Weinberg once that was MS-64 or so, as I remember. One of the last two is probably the coin in Stack's December 1986 sale at $39,600. Nearly everyone collecting Indian Head eagles, past and present, needs a choice example of this issue, and there are no more than a half dozen or so in MS-64 or better condition to go around.

The 1913-S is usually very sharply struck, often with a partial wire rim on the obverse like the 1911-S, a distinct granularity and below average lustre for the series. (They are not as lacklustre as most examples of the 1912-S, however.) There is often a semicircular "roughness" in the field along the rim to the left of the date, sometimes even affecting the date. Color is okay but not great, usually greenish gold, sometimes with an orange or coppery tint. All specimens I have seen were fully frosty.