History, Information, and Value of 1911-D Indian Gold Eagle
Value of 1911-D Motto Indian Head $10 Gold
While the typical 1911-D Motto Indian Gold Eagle is sharply struck throughout, a few pieces display minor lack of detail on the reverse at the junction of the eagle’s wing and breast and/or over the trailing leg feathers. Most Mint State survivors display only average luster by Indian eagle standards; the texture is usually frosty with fine granularity. A few satiny pieces are known, however, and these display superior luster. Moderately to heavily abraded surfaces are the norm for this issue and even relatively smooth-looking examples are highly elusive.
The 1911-D is one of the prime Indian eagle rarities, both in terms of total number of coins known and number of coins extant in high grades. Even circulated pieces are very scarce, while in Mint State the 1911 Denver Mint coin is rare. Most Uncirculated survivors are confined to the MS-60 to MS-63 grade range. The 1911-D is very rare in MS-64 and all but unknown any finer with only three grading events in MS-65 listed at PCGS.
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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