History, Information, and Value of 1913-S Indian Gold Eagle
Value of 1913-S Indian Head $10 Gold
The 1913-S Indian Gold Eagle is sharply struck, although the first two digits in the date are often a bit weak due to the presence of a semicircular area of roughness along the lower left obverse border. Most survivors are liberally abraded with numerous significant marks on one or both sides.
Trailing only the 1911-D, the 1913-S is the second rarest Indian eagle in the finer Mint State grades. Actually it is a key issue in all grades, with circulated coins scarce and lower end Mint State pieces in the MS-60 to MS-63 range very scarce to rare. The 1913 San Francisco coin is very rare in MS-64 and all but unobtainable any finer. One of the finest certified survivors, an NGC MS-67, was once part of the impressive William Thomas Michaels Collection sold by Stack’s in January 2004.
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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