$10 Liberty Head Gold (AU)
$10 Liberty Type (Eagle) – 1866-1907
Weight: .5375 troy oz. (16.7185 grams)
Fine Gold Content: .4838 troy oz. (15.0466 grams)
10 gold coin The $10 Liberty gold coin, or Coronet, was minted after a thirty-four year hiatus of other $10 gold pieces. The Coronet design by Christian Gobrecht was used on the Eagle in 1838. Because of its size and denomination, the Coronet was one of the most circulated coins in the U.S.
Like the $2.50 and the $5 Liberty coins, the obverse features Lady Liberty, wearing her hair in a tight bun with a few loose curls falling down her neck. On her head is a coronet inscribed with the word Liberty; surrounding her are thirteen stars and the date of issue. The first $10 Liberty gold coins minted in 1838 and early 1839 have a slightly different design than those that were minted from the remainder of 1839 through 1907. The most prominent difference is the shape of the neck truncation.
The reverse features a proud bald eagle with wings spread, standing among olive branches. The eagle clinches three arrows in his talons, and has a shield featuring stars and stripes upon his chest. The words UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, the denomination, and the Mint Mark surround the eagle.
The Philadelphia Mint produced these coins continuously throughout their circulation, and the San Francisco Mints production of the $10 Liberty was almost continuous. Coins were also struck at the newly opened Denver Mint from 1906 until the introduction of the $10 Indian Head Gold Coin, which ended the $10 Liberty production.
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