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1926 $10 (Regular Strike)

Series: Indian Head $10 1907-1933

PCGS MS66+

PCGS MS66+

PCGS MS66+

PCGS MS66+

PCGS MS66+

PCGS MS66+

PCGS #:
8882
Designer:
Augustus Saint Gaudens
Edge:
Raised Stars
Diameter:
26.80 millimeters
Weight:
16.70 grams
Mintage:
1,014,000
Metal:
90% Gold, 10% Copper
Major Varieties

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Grades Survival
Estimate
Numismatic
Rarity
Relative Rarity
By Type
Relative Rarity
By Series
All Grades 113,333 R-1.9 26 / 27 31 / 32
60 or Better 98,333 R-2.0 26 / 27 31 / 32
65 or Better 2,125 R-4.5 26 / 27 31 / 32
Survival Estimate
All Grades 113,333
60 or Better 98,333
65 or Better 2,125
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-1.9
60 or Better R-2.0
65 or Better R-4.5
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 26 / 27
60 or Better 26 / 27
65 or Better 26 / 27
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 31 / 32
60 or Better 31 / 32
65 or Better 31 / 32

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 MS66+ PCGS grade

Bob R. Simpson Collection

1 MS66+ PCGS grade

Crow River Collection

1 MS66+ PCGS grade
4 MS66 PCGS grade MS66 PCGS grade

Kutasi Collection - Heritage 1/2007:3188 - Bentley Shores Collection - Stack’s/Bowers 8/2013:4566, $9,400

4 MS66 PCGS grade
4 MS66 PCGS grade
4 MS66 PCGS grade

David Akers - Dr. Steven Duckor - Heritage 4/2006:3896, $18,400

4 MS66 PCGS grade
4 MS66 PCGS grade
4 MS66 PCGS grade
#1 MS66+ PCGS grade

Bob R. Simpson Collection

#1 MS66+ PCGS grade

Crow River Collection

#1 MS66+ PCGS grade
MS66 PCGS grade #4 MS66 PCGS grade

Kutasi Collection - Heritage 1/2007:3188 - Bentley Shores Collection - Stack’s/Bowers 8/2013:4566, $9,400

#4 MS66 PCGS grade
#4 MS66 PCGS grade
#4 MS66 PCGS grade

David Akers - Dr. Steven Duckor - Heritage 4/2006:3896, $18,400

#4 MS66 PCGS grade
#4 MS66 PCGS grade
#4 MS66 PCGS grade
David Akers (1975/88): The 1926 is the second most common issue of this type after the 1932. Thousands of Mint State examples are known, and specimens are available with regularity in all Mint State grades up to and including MS-64. In MS-63 and lower grades, this issue is downright plentiful, at least by Indian Head eagle standards. Gems are more scarce than many realize (considerably more so than gems of 1932), but are still seen quite often. A very few superb quality pieces are known but even this "common" issue is extremely rare in grades better than MS-65. Although the 1926 is often put in the same cateory as the 1932 as far as rarity is concerned, it is actually substantially more rare, especially in MS-65 condition.

Nearly all 1926 eagles are well struck and the lustre is rarely, if ever, less than very good to excellent. Color varies widely from greenish gold to light to medium orange gold. Many specimens also have coppery spots. Frosty specimens are the rule but a small percentage have somewhat satiny surfaces. Many specimens exhibit unsightly surface "cuts" that seem considerably worse than one would mormally expect as bagmakrs. Is there an explanation for this?