Designed by by the great Augustus Saint-Gaudens, the $10 Indian Gold Eagle is heralded almost as highly as its sister the Double Eagle. The $10 Indian Gold Eagle was only minted from 1907 to 1933 using .48375 troy ounces of .900 pure gold. Combining rarity, beauty and historical significance, the Indian Gold Eagle is a welcome and valuable addition to any collection.
The obverse is the fruits of Saint-Gaudens genius and President Roosevelt's desire for a coin to feature a Native American headdress. Liberty is shown facing left, in portrait, with 13 stars representing the 13 original colonies above and the mint date below. The Reverse has St. Gauden's eagle regally standing upon arrows entwined with olive branches, with inscriptions; “UNITED STATES OF AMERICA”, “E PLURIBUS UNUM” AND “TEN DOLLARS”. The 1907-1908 Indian Gold Eagles had no motto, those struck 1908-1933 have “IN GOD WE TRUST” added to the reverse.
The $10 Indian Gold Eagle is also known as an Indian Head and a Single Eagle. As one of only two coin designs Saint-Gaudens competed before his death it is prized for its beauty, and as one of the last four gold coins struck before the abolition of currency gold coins in 1933 it has tremendous historical value. These coins are offered in commercial uncirculated (CU) condition and are of random dates.