1908 $10 Motto MS62 Certification #39468661, PCGS #8859

Expert Comments

David Akers (1975/88)

By Indian Head eagle standards, the 1908 With Motto is a "common" issue. In MS-63 or lower grade, examples can be found with relatively little difficulty. In MS-64, the issue becomes more difficult to locate, but there are still enough around that one can usually be found with a little effort. At the MS-65 level and above the 1908 With Motto is rare, but not especially so, and in any one year's period a handful or more true gems will turn up. There are some superb, nearly perfect examples of this issue in existence. For example, the piece that was in Florida dealer Marty Haber's personal type set would be graded MS-68 or MS-69 by the strictest standards, and there are others of similar quality.

The 1908 With Motto is generally very sharply struck, and the lustre is typically very good to excellent. Most specimens have a satiny texture to the surface, and the color varies from rich yellow gold to medium greenish yellow gold to light orange and greenish gold. Like the 1908 No Motto, a top quality specimen of this issue is invariably extremely attractive with an excellent strike, and fine lustre and color.
PCGS #
8859
Designer
Augustus Saint Gaudens
Edge
Raised Stars
Diameter
26.80 millimeters
Weight
16.70 grams
Mintage
341370
Metal
90% Gold, 10% Copper
Pop Higher
1790
Pop Lower
2387
Region
The United States of America
Price Guide
PCGS Population
Auctions - PCGS Graded
Auctions - NGC Graded

Rarity and Survival Estimates Learn More

Grades
65 or Better 11750 R-2.9 18 / 27 TIE 22 / 32 TIE
All Grades 7500 R-3.5 18 / 27 22 / 32
60 or Better 300 R-6.4 22 / 27 26 / 32
65 or Better 11750
All Grades 7500
60 or Better 300
65 or Better R-2.9
All Grades R-3.5
60 or Better R-6.4
65 or Better 18 / 27 TIE
All Grades 18 / 27
60 or Better 22 / 27
65 or Better 22 / 32 TIE
All Grades 22 / 32
60 or Better 26 / 32

Condition Census Learn More

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS68+ PCGS grade PCGS #8859 (MS)     68+

High Desert Collection (PCGS Set Registry)

1 MS68 PCGS grade
1 MS68 PCGS grade
1 MS68 PCGS grade
5 MS67+ PCGS grade MS67+ PCGS grade

Heritage 7/2014:3967, $39,656.25 - Heritage 1/2016:5631, $42,300

PCGS #8859 (MS)     68+ #1 MS68+ PCGS grade

High Desert Collection (PCGS Set Registry)

#1 MS68 PCGS grade
#1 MS68 PCGS grade
#1 MS68 PCGS grade
MS67+ PCGS grade #5 MS67+ PCGS grade

Heritage 7/2014:3967, $39,656.25 - Heritage 1/2016:5631, $42,300