Features of the 1911-D $10 Indian Gold Eagle PCGS MS62:
Minted in the year 1911
US - Denver Mint
MS62 Graded by PCGS
PCGS Population: 96
Lowest mintage in the series! PCGS has graded only 96 in MS-62 (as of 6/2023) with 71 graded finer. Those above the grade of MS62 do not appear on the market with any regularity and therefore command a much higher price. This popular rarity has a beautiful design by Saint-Gaudens, whose work is considered among the most beautiful coinage in our nation's history. Featuring orange-gold surfaces and a sharp strike, this 1911-D $10 gold Eagle will be yours to enjoy for many years to come. Own this coin, and you will have a true rarity in your numismatic collection, one that will set you apart from the crowd.
Designed by Augustus Saint-Gaudens, this piece is a major rarity in 20th century gold coins, both in population and condition. The 1911-D cannot be easily located in any Mint State grade. The discriminating collector will appreciate the prestige associated with ownership of a coin such as this.
Jeff Garrett and Ron Guth, in their book, Encyclopedia of U.S. Gold Coins, 1794-1933 (2006) make the following observations about this issue: "The low mintage combined with the dismal survival rate leaves collectors with very few to choose from.... All Indian Head eagle collections are judged to some degree on the quality of the 1911-D issue." Only 30,100 pieces were struck at the Denver mint. Thus the 1911-D is especially difficult for collectors of Mint State specimens to locate. According to the authors of The Coinage of Augustus Saint-Gaudens (Ivy Press, 2006), one reason for the lack of availability of Mint State examples of this piece is that "almost all of the freshly struck coins were dispersed quickly into circulation, with few held back by collectors."