Sold for: Sign-in or Join (free & quick)
includes Buyer's Premium (BP) 

    Description

    Near-Gem 1907 Indian Head Eagle, MS64
    Wire Rim, Judd-1901
    Saint-Gaudens' Original Design

    1907 $10 Wire Rim MS64 NGC. CAC. David Akers reports a net mintage of just 472 Wire Rim ten dollar gold pieces in 1907, with 542 pieces initially struck, and 70 unsold specimens melted between 1915 and 1918. The coins were never released into circulation. Instead, the issue was distributed to Congressmen and Treasury Department officials, and sold to private citizens who ordered them from the Mint. The issue has a high survival rate, and experts estimate a surviving population of 325-400 examples in Mint State grades today.
    Wire Rim tens are technically a pattern issue (Judd-1901) but like 1856 Flying Eagle cents, they were struck in sufficient numbers that regular issue collectors have long considered them part of the collectible series. The Wire Rim design has always been prized by collectors, as it is the only available issue that shows Saint-Gaudens' original design for the coins. An early auction appearance was in the William H. Woodin Collection (Thomas Elder, 3/1911), lot 1259. The lot was preceded by an example of the Rolled Edge design in lot 1258 to which Elder refers in his description, "1907. Similar type, with sharp 'wire edge'. Only 550 struck. Rare. Unc. Plate." Elder seems to have been well informed about the issue at this early date.
    The present coin is a pleasing near-Gem specimen, with compelling eye appeal. The obverse surfaces have a curious fine granular texture, similar to a matte proof, but the reverse shows the usual swirling die polish marks. Most of the surfaces exhibit the bright yellow-gold color usually seen on this issue, but there is also a slight overlay of reddish patina. A couple of faint handling marks are clustered to the left of the E in E PLURIBUS, the only flaws worthy of mention. Census: 80 in 64, 62 finer (11/09).(Registry values: N7079) (NGC ID# 268B, PCGS# 8850)


    Fees, Shipping, and Handling Description: Coins & Currency (view shipping information)

    Sales Tax information  | NGC Coin Grading Guarantee  |  Terms and Conditions

    Bidding Guidelines and Bid Increments

    Glossary of Terms

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    January, 2010
    6th-10th Wednesday-Sunday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 9
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
    Page Views: 706

    Buyer's Premium per Lot:
    15% of the successful bid (minimum $14) per lot.

    The Coinage of Augustus Saint-Gaudens as Illustrated by the Morse and Duckor Collections
    Revised Edition by James L. Halperin, Mark R. Borckardt, Mark Van Winkle, Jon Amato, and Gregory J. Rohan, with special contributor David W. Akers

    The Coinage of Augustus Saint-Gaudens is an issue-by-issue examination of these two artistically inspired series of gold coins. Each date and mintmark is reviewed with up-to-date information, much of which has never been previously published. The book is based on two extraordinary collections: The Phillip H. Morse collection and the Dr. and Mrs. Steven L. Duckor collection.

    Order Now! Just $95

    Floor auctions

    Open for bidding: (View All)

    Luxury Accessories
    Ends on 02/02/2017

    Heritage membership

    Join Now - It's Free

    VIEW BENEFITS
    1. Past Auction Values (prices, photos, full descriptions, etc.)
    2. Bid online
    3. Free Collector newsletter
    4. Want List with instant e-mail notifications
    5. Reduced auction commissions when you resell your
      winnings 
    Consign now
    • Cash Advances
    • More Bidders
    • Trusted Experts
    • Over 200,000 Satisfied Consignors Since 1976
    Only 13 days left to consign to the 2017 April 7 - 11 CCE World Coins Signature Auction - Chicago!

    Learn about consigning with us

    When it came to selling my coin collection I decided they were my first and only choice. They never disappoint. Excellent prices when selling through their auctions and you don’t even have to put any reserves on any coins. Simply the biggest company but more importantly the best. Consign with Heritage when you're ready to sell.
    Albert A.,
    Brooklyn, NY
    View More Testimonials

    HA.com receives more traffic than any other auction house website. (Source: Similarweb.com)

    Video tutorial

    Getting the most out of search

    Recent auctions

    2017 January 4 - 9 FUN  US Coins Signature Auction - Fort Lauderdale
    2017 January 4 - 9 FUN US Coins Signature Auction - Fort Lauderdale
    REALIZED $42,314,432
    2017 January 17 - 18 World Coins Signature Internet Auction - Dallas
    2017 January 17 - 18 World Coins Signature Internet Auction - Dallas
    REALIZED SO FAR $2,416,744
    2017 January 5 - 9 FUN World Currency Signature Auction -
    2017 January 5 - 9 FUN World Currency Signature Auction -
    REALIZED $1,310,502