$10 Gold Indians


The highly prized, seldom seen, $10 Indian Head gold pieces were first struck by the U.S. Mint in 1907. Their magnificent designs were created by one of America’s foremost sculptors of the time, Augustus Saint-Gaudens.
A Totally Original Design – The $10 Indian combines a traditional portrait of Miss Liberty, except she’s crowned in a distinctive Indian war bonnet.
The reverse of the coin is adorned by a perched eagle with UNITED STATES OF AMERICA arched at the top, E PLURIBUS UNUM above and to the right of the eagle and the denomination stated as TEN DOLLARS at the bottom.
Though well accepted by the public the coins were criticized for leaving off the motto IN GOD WE TRUST. Roosevelt insisted it was a sign of disrespect to use the Almighty's name on coinage. However, Congress stepped in and mandated the motto be added, which it was, mid-1908.
Production of the $10 Indian Head Eagle was sporadic after 1916 and ended entirely in 1933 with Franklin Roosevelt's decree against private ownership of gold.
Low Original Mintages – When compared to the larger $20 gold pieces, the total mintages for $10 Indians were extremely small. The $20 denominations were released for over 100 years, but $10 Indians were minted for just 14 years. There were less to begin with and they're even rarer and harder to find today.
Millions Destroyed in Great Meltdowns – Making things worse for collectors, in 1933 during the Great Depression all gold coins were recalled to the U.S. Treasury Department. It was during this time that the overwhelming majority of all $10 Indian gold coins were forever destroyed during the Gold Meltdowns.


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1912 GOLD INDIAN $10 NGC MS61

1912 GOLD INDIAN $10 NGC MS61

Uncirculated, almost 1/2 ounce of gold, admirable design. Graded by NGC
$895.00

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1914-S GOLD INDIAN $10 NGC AU58

1914-S GOLD INDIAN $10 NGC AU58

1914-S is one of the key dates, hard to find in uncirculated, this is about as close as it gets for a reasonable price. Very nice with a little...
$1,070.00

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