1853 $10 Assay Office Ten Dollar, 900 Thous. PCGS AU53

Local merchants petitioned the U.S. Assay Office to issue lower denomination gold coins in early 1853 to deal with a chronic shortage of small change in the region. The Assay Office complied, issuing $10 and $20 coinage on an emergency basis from February 23 to March 1. But these coins were necessarily of lower fineness than the .900 alloy specified by the federal government because the firm had no parting acids on hand. When a supply of parting acids finally arrived, the Assay Office produced $10 coins with the proper fineness between March and April of 1853. They are classified as the K-16 variety in Don Kagin’s series reference and are quite elusive and prized today. In hand, this one’s color is lighter than seen in our images. The PCGS population is just 2 with 14 higher.

Offered at $13,200 delivered

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First Year 1907 No Motto Indian Eagles PCGS AU58 & PCGS MS61

A Special Offering

Saint-Gaudens’ initial design for the Indian eagle did not include the motto IN GOD WE TRUST, but the inscription was added in 1908, creating a popular two-year design type. The 1907 issue is the go-to No Motto type-coin for many collectors. And that makes perfect sense, as it’s a first- year-of-issue of a two-year type. We have the following available for sale:

PCGS AU-58 (20 coins available) Offered at $1,195/each

PCGS MS-61 (18 coins available) Offered at $1,265/each

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1876-CC Liberty Eagle PCGS AU50

Lustrous CC $10 Rarity

Annual gold eagle coinage at the Carson City Mint breached the five-figure barrier (and barely) only four times prior to the 1885 to 1889 hiatus during which the mint was shut down. Double eagles dominated large denomination gold production from the Comstock Lode-fed branch mint during this period. In 1876, only 4,696 tens were struck. This issue circulated extensively and is unknown in Mint State today. The PCGS population is just 11 with 12 higher. In hand, this example is lighter and brighter, as well as more lustrous and attractive than seen in our images.

Offered at $21,600 delivered

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1861 Clark Gruber $10 NGC AU55

Tough

Clark, Gruber & Co. was a diversified banking business as well as a private minter of gold coin. 1861 marked its final year of minting operations, amid a large influx of gold coins struck at the Federal mints and local lobbying for a branch mint in Denver. The firm struck a large number of ten and twenty dollar gold coins, as well as quarter eagles and half eagles. All denominations used the portrait of Liberty and spread-winged eagle resembling Federal designs. As always, the gold content met or exceeded Federal standards.

Offered at $10,925 delivered

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1871-CC Liberty Eagle NGC AU53

A Rare CC $10 Lib.

The Comstock Lode is famous for its vast yield of silver ore, yet gold was found in abundance as well. In 1871, a large amount of gold was taken from Comstock, although most of it went to the San Francisco Mint. Carson City received a mere 25% of the gold output. South America was the beneficiary of some 1871-CC eagles, although most of the 8,085-piece mintage circulated in local commerce. Few Mint State pieces were saved or otherwise preserved, with just three Uncirculated examples shown on the combined NGC and PCGS population reports.

Offered at $19,275 delivered

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1911 Indian Eagle NGC MS67

Superb

In Superb Gem condition, most Indian eagle issues are either unknown or prohibitively rare. Even plentiful type-coin issues such as the 1926 and 1932 are essentially uncollectible (or nearly so) in this condition. Among With Motto dates, the 1911 is one of only a handful that — although conditionally very rare — are still collectible in this top condition. We haven’t offered an NGC MS67 example at auction in nearly five years. This particular specimen displays lovely orange-gold color, a sharp strike and problem-free surfaces. The NGC population is 9 with 5 higher.

Offered at $28,750 delivered

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1914-S Indian Eagle PCGS MS65

Just Two Graded Higher

Similar to other S-mint Indian tens, the 1914-S is a significant condition rarity. This issue saw a mintage of 208,000 pieces and is relatively easy to obtain in circulated grades. Most Mint State examples grade MS60 to MS63, and are obtainable with patience and searching. Near-Gems are scarce and MS65 and finer pieces are rare. The PCGS population is only 12 with 2 graded higher (one of which is an MS65+). That helps to explain why we have not auctioned a PCGS MS65 since way back in 2007!

Offered at $37,500 delivered

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1878-CC Liberty Eagle NGC XF40

Rare $10 from Carson City

While Philadelphia and San Francisco saw ten-dollar gold coinage production surge in 1878, the opposite happened in Carson City. There,  output instead, slipped to just 3,244 pieces. Over the past 20 years or so, the number thought to be extant has risen slightly from an estimated 45 to 55 pieces, to a higher number of 60 to 75 coins. Heritage has auctioned just a single (PCGS) XF40 example in the past ten years.

Offered at $17.825 delivered

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1909 Indian Eagle PCGS MS65

Pleasing to the Eye

Among Indian eagles from the Philadelphia Mint, the 1909 issue is one of the most challenging to locate in high grade. From a business-strike mintage of 184,789 pieces, most of the coins were either released into circulation, where they suffered the usual wear and attrition, or were held in government storage until they were melted in the 1930s. Today, the 1909 Indian ten dollar is rare in MS65 condition, and finer coins are even more elusive. The PCGS population report is 18 with 15 higher.

Offered at $13,800 delivered

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1908 No Motto Indian Eagle PCGS MS65

Satiny Gem

The design of the Indian eagle was modified to include the motto IN GOD WE TRUST in 1908. The Philadelphia Mint only produced 33,500 No Motto ten dollar gold pieces before switching to the new type. Despite the limited production figure, the 1908 No Motto is not too difficult to locate in lower Uncirculated grades, but examples in MS65 condition are rare.

Offered at $13,800 delivered

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