In 1838 the $10 Liberty Gold Eagle underwent a dramatic redesign under the US Mint's Chief Engraver Christian Gobrecht. The portrait of Liberty now faced left where it would remain until the coin ceased being struck in 1907. Gobrecht also reworked the Liberty Gold Eagle's reverse to feature a more realistic eagle figure. Each coin was struck from .900 gold and contains .48375 oz of pure gold.
The obverse features a portrait of Liberty that Gobrecht based upon a bust of Venus. Liberty is wearing a coronet with “LIBERTY” written upon it, giving the coin the nickname 'Liberty Head'. 13 stars circle Liberty representing the 13 original colonies and the mint date is at the foot of the coin. The reverse shows Gobrecht naturalistic bald eagle with wings spread wide clutching arrows and olive branches. “UNITED STATES OF AMERICA - TWENTY D” is written around the edge and Liberty Gold Eagles struck after 1866 also have the motto “IN GOD WE TRUST”.
The $10 Liberty Gold Eagle was the cornerstone of US gold coinage from the late 1830s until the mid 1900s and it still retains all its charm and desirability today, if not more so. Gainesville Coins offers $10 Liberty Gold Eagle in About Uncirculated condition and in random dates.
|Face Value:||10 Dollars|
|Mint:||United States Mint|