History, Information, and Value of 1908-D Indian Gold Eagle
Value of 1908-D Motto Indian Head $10 Gold
The typical example of the 1908-D Motto Indian Gold Eagle is well struck with overall bold detail. Luster tends to be satiny and vibrant, even if a touch of granularity is noted. The vast majority of survivors are moderately to heavily abraded.
Much rarer than the mintage might imply, the 1908 Motto is one of the more challenging Indian eagles to locate even in circulated grades. Mint State survivors are scarce to rare and generally found in the MS-60 to MS-63 grade range. The 1908 Denver Mint Motto is rare MS-64 and higher, with the finest certified coins graded MS-68 by PCGS and NGC. One of the PCGS MS-68s hails from the remarkable William Thomas Michaels Collection sold by Stack’s in January 2004, while the other was once part of the Louis E. Eliasberg, Sr. Collection auctioned by Bowers and Ruddy in October 1982 (under the title The United States Gold Coin Collection).
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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