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1915 Indian Head Eagle Obverse     1915 Indian Head Eagle Reverse
   


1915 TEN DOLLARS OR EAGLE

PCGS Nos: 8878, 8897

Mintage:

Circulation strikes: 351,000
Proofs: 75

Designer: Augustus Saint-Gaudens

Diameter: 26.8 millimeters

Metal content:
Gold - 90%
Other - 10% 

Weight: 258 grains (16.7 grams)

Edge: Raised stars

Mintmark: None (for Philadelphia) left of the arrowheads on the reverse

Images courtesy of Heritage Numismatic Auctions

Notes:
The finest Uncirculated examples graded by PCGS are 4 MS-66's.

The finest Proof examples graded by PCGS are 7 PR-65's.

Significant examples:
Proof (illustrated above).  Ex - Trompeter collection

Recent appearances:
NGC MS-65.  Ex - Stack's "William Thomas Michaels", January 21, 2004, Lot 3025, illustrated, no prior pedigree, sold for $4,000.00

NGC MS-64.  Ex - Bowers and Merena Galleries' Robert W. Schwan Collection Sale, October 26-27, 2000, Lot 2525, sold for $1,242.00

NGC MS-64.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s, "Summer 2001 Long Beach Signature Sale", May 31-June 2, 2001, Lot 9164, not plated, sold for $1,265.00  From the Dr. Robert W. Dingle Collection

Very Choice Brilliant Uncirculated.  Ex- Stack's "The September Sale", September 12-13, 2000, Lot 1724, sold for $488.75

PCGS MS-63.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s, "Summer 2001 Long Beach Signature Sale", May 31-June 2, 2001, Lot 9163, not plated, sold for $661.25  From the estate of Harry West

Brilliant Uncirculated.  Ex- Stack's "The September Sale", September 12-13, 2000, Lot 1725, sold for  $500.25

Brilliant Uncirculated.  Ex - Stack's "The University of Notre Dame Sale", March 20-21, 2001, Lot 1329, not plated, sold for $402.50

Brilliant Uncirculated.  Ex - Stack's "65th Anniversary Sale", October 17-19, 2000, Lot 1859, not plated, sold for $345.00

MS-60.  Ex - Bowers and Merena Galleries' Robert W. Schwan Collection Sale, October 26-27, 2000, Lot 2526, sold for $391.00

About Uncirculated.  Ex- Stack's "The September Sale", September 12-13, 2000, Lot 1726, sold for $373.75

About Uncirculated.  Ex- Stack's "The September Sale", September 12-13, 2000, Lot 1727, sold for $253.00

About Uncirculated.  Ex- Stack's "The September Sale", September 12-13, 2000, Lot 1728, sold for $293.25

NGC AU-58, Choice About Uncirculated, nearly full Mint State.  Ex - Stack's "65th Anniversary Sale", October 17-19, 2000, Lot 1860, not plated, sold for $414.00

AU-50.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coin & Collectibles' "The Fairchild Family Trust Collection Sale", May 28-30, 2001, Lot 1538, not illustrated, sold for $299.00

EF/AU.  Ex - Stack's "The University of Notre Dame Sale", March 20-21, 2001, Lot 1330, not plated, sold for $402.50

Sources and/or recommended reading:
"Walter Breen's Complete Encyclopedia of U.S. and Colonial Coins" by Walter Breen

The PCGS Population Report, January 2004" by The Professional Coin Grading Service