1911 $10 MS62+ Certification #36320588, PCGS #8868

Expert Comments

David Akers (1975/88)

The 1911 is a common issue, one of the easiest to obtain in the series. In fact, only the very common 1926 and 1932 are more often seen than this issue. Below gem quality, i.e. MS-64 or less, the 1911 can be located quite easily. True gems are only moderately rare and can be found with little effort. There are some spectacular, nearly perfect examples of this issue in existence.

The 1911 is always well struck and most specimens have finely granular, frosty surfaces. A few specimens, however, have very little granularity and have a satin texture. Lustre varies greatly on this issue from average (for the series) to outstanding. As is always the case, the satiny ones are more radiant than the frosty ones although many of the latter are also extremely lustrous. Color is a strong point of this issue. Light to medium orange and greenish gold is the predominant color but a number of greenish yellow examples are also known.
PCGS #
8868
Designer
Augustus Saint Gaudens
Edge
Raised Stars
Diameter
26.80 millimeters
Weight
16.70 grams
Mintage
505500
Metal
90% Gold, 10% Copper
Pop Higher
4544
Pop Lower
7006
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 37500 R-2.6 24 / 27 28 / 32 TIE
All Grades 25000 R-2.7 24 / 27 29 / 32
60 or Better 475 R-6.0 24 / 27 28 / 32
65 or Better 37500
All Grades 25000
60 or Better 475
65 or Better R-2.6
All Grades R-2.7
60 or Better R-6.0
65 or Better 24 / 27
All Grades 24 / 27
60 or Better 24 / 27
65 or Better 28 / 32 TIE
All Grades 29 / 32
60 or Better 28 / 32

Condition Census Learn More

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS67+ PCGS grade MS67+ PCGS grade

Dr. Thaine B. Price Collection - David Akers 5/1998:54, $20,900 - Heritage 11/2016:5542, $61,688 - D.L. Hansen Collection - D.L. Hansen Collection

1 MS67+ PCGS grade MS67+ PCGS grade

Frederick F. Mackentepe  & Roberta Mckenzie Mackentepe Collection - Stack's/Bowers 3/2017:3125, $28,200

1 MS67+ PCGS grade MS67+ PCGS grade
4 MS67 PCGS grade  
	MS67 PCGS grade

Phillip Morse Collection - Heritage 11/2005:6510, $46,000 - Kutasi Collection - Heritage 1/2007:3173, $43,125 - Jumping Horse Collection, Part II - Heritage 10/2015:3576, $61,687.50

4 MS67 PCGS grade MS67 PCGS grade

David Akers - Dr. Steven Duckor - Heritage 4/2006:3889, $48,875

MS67+ PCGS grade #1 MS67+ PCGS grade

Dr. Thaine B. Price Collection - David Akers 5/1998:54, $20,900 - Heritage 11/2016:5542, $61,688 - D.L. Hansen Collection - D.L. Hansen Collection

MS67+ PCGS grade #1 MS67+ PCGS grade

Frederick F. Mackentepe  & Roberta Mckenzie Mackentepe Collection - Stack's/Bowers 3/2017:3125, $28,200

MS67+ PCGS grade #1 MS67+ PCGS grade
 
	MS67 PCGS grade 
#4 MS67 PCGS grade

Phillip Morse Collection - Heritage 11/2005:6510, $46,000 - Kutasi Collection - Heritage 1/2007:3173, $43,125 - Jumping Horse Collection, Part II - Heritage 10/2015:3576, $61,687.50

MS67 PCGS grade #4 MS67 PCGS grade

David Akers - Dr. Steven Duckor - Heritage 4/2006:3889, $48,875