PCGS Certified $10 Indian Eagles - APMEX offers a superb selection certified $10 Indian Gold Eagles. Designed by Saint-Gaudens, the $10 Indian is acclaimed as one of the most stunning U.S. coins. The collecting of $10 Indian Gold coins has formed a popular specialty with many folks of the numismatic community. As a result, this has created a strong market for these pieces. Most often seen in uncirculated grades are the 1926 and 1932 coins, which are considered to be the common dates of the series. Apart from these two issues, just about all high grades uncirculated pieces are considered to be scarce if not simply a rare coin.
Design of $10 Indian Eagles
The $10 Gold Indian design features a female wearing an Indian war bonnet on the obverse side of the coin. It has been stated that this portrait featured the effigy of Mary Cunningham, an Irish-born waitress who worked in a restaurant in Windsor, Vermont, across the river from Cornish, New Hampshire. The reverse design of the $10 Gold Indian depicts an eagle perched on a branch, the same design used a year later, in modified form, by Bela Lyon Pratt for use on the $2.50 and $5 Gold pieces.
History of Saint-Gaudens Indian Coins
Saint-Gaudens Indian head design was produced continuously from 1907 through 1916, then in 1920 (San Francisco Mint only), 1926, 1930 (San Francisco Mint only), 1932, and 1933. Within the 1907-1933 timeframe, they produced several rare types, including the last year of issue, of which just 312,500 were minted, but of which nearly all were melted. Numbered among other rarities are varieties of the 1907 with periods before and after E PLURIBUS UNUM, the 1920-S, and the 1930-S.
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