History, Information, and Value of 1908 Indian Gold Eagle
Value of 1908 Motto Indian Head $10 Gold
The 1908 Motto Indian Gold Eagle is sharply struck and offers very good, if not excellent luster. There are enough Choice and Gem examples extant to make the 1908 Motto Philadelphia Mint one of the more readily obtainable Indian eagles with relatively smooth surfaces. However, the typical survivor is at least moderately abraded, and many are quite heavily so.
By Indian eagle standards, the 1908 Motto is plentiful in grades up to and including MS-64. Gems in MS-65 can be obtained in today’s market, but this issue is very scarce in MS-66 and rare in higher grades. The extraordinary MS-68+ graded by PCGS is the single finest certified for the issue. The 1908 Motto is the first regular issue Proof Indian eagle and is also the most frequently encountered, although there are only 60 to 75 coins extant in all grades. All but two or three Proofs were prepared with a Sand Blast finish, the exceptions being Satin Proofs that are undoubtedly trial pieces that found their way into collectors’ hands.
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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