History, Information, and Value of 1908 No Motto Indian Gold Eagle
Value of 1908 No Motto Indian Head $10 Gold
The 1908 No Motto Indian Gold Eagle is well produced with the typical survivor displaying sharp striking detail and, in Mint State, vibrant luster that is either satiny or frosty. (Incomplete detail in the center of the obverse is due to the preparation process for the No Periods/No Motto Indian eagle design and not a shortcoming with the strike.) Most examples are noticeably abraded, however, and it is challenging to locate with even relatively smooth surfaces.
Although the 1908 No Motto Philadelphia Mint coin has one of the lowest mintages among circulation strike Indian eagles, it is relatively easy to locate in most grades. Circulated coins are scarce by the standards of the type, however, as are Mint State coins through MS-63, although they can usually be obtainable with patience at those levels of preservation. On the other hand, this issue is genuinely scarce in MS-64 and rare any finer. The highest graded example known to the major third-party certification services is an NGC MS-68, while the finest certified at PCGS is the MS-67+ auctioned by Stack’s Bowers Galleries in August 2013.
The text on the Indian Gold Eagle reads as follows. Obverse: LIBERTY; Date. | Reverse: UNITED STATES OF AMERICA; E PLURIBUS UNUM; TEN DOLLARS.
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