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  Total Value: $208,050.00
In 1795 the first regular coin struck for the United States was the gold half eagle. Later in the year the first ten dollar gold pieces were made. The eagle had one obverse and two reverses, all designed by Robert Scot, the Chief Engraver. The obverse showed a plump Liberty facing right wearing an oversized soft cap. It is said that the portrait was taken from a sketch by the famous portrait artist Gilbert Stuart. This Capped Bust to Right design was used until 1804. It was combined with a Small Eagle Reverse from 1795 to 1797. The reverse showed a scrawny eagle holding a wreath in its mouth. The second reverse was Heraldic Eagle Reverse. The newer reverse, used from 1797 to 1804, had mixed up heraldry in that the arrows and olive branch were held in the wrong talons. No denomination is indicated on these coins since gold was valued by its weight and fineness as it was in Europe.

Production of the gold eagle was suspended as of December 1804 on verbal orders of President Thomas Jefferson. In July 1838, two acts of Congress changed the weight and fineness standard for United States gold coins, and Robert Patterson, the Mint Director, was ordered to resume production of the eagle. Acting Mint Engraver Christian Gobrecht designed Liberty Head or Coronet eagle. There are two types of Coronet eagles, Type 1 of 1838 to 1866 and Type 2 of 1867 to 1907.

Capped Bust To Right (1795-1804); Liberty Head No Motto (1838-1866); Liberty Head With Motto (1866-1907); Indian Head (1907-1933)

 
Coin ID
Type
Date
Svc
Grade
Price
Images
 Coin Description
Gold Eagles
RC59689
$10
PCGS
AU58
$49,500
1797 Large Eagle $10 PCGS AU58. Gorgeous! Completely Original.More >>>
RC73371
$10
PCGS
MS61
$22,500
1799 Draped Bust $10 PCGS MS61. R-5. Nice, original surface...More >>>
RC5780005
$10
NGC
MS61
$30,250
1801 Eagle - 1801 $10 NGC MS61...More >>>
RC31404
$10
NGC
AU55
$10,225
1839 Type of 1838 Liberty $10 NGC AU55. Scarce 2-year type. Sharp detail, looks 55. PCGS: $13,500...More >>>
RC31412
$10
PCGS
XF Details
$4,450
1839 Type of 1840 Liberty $10 PCGS XF Details. "Smoothed". Underrated issue - 2nd year of Liberty type. Mintage 12,447...More >>>
RC31253
$10
NGC
AU55
$7,100
1845-O Liberty $10 NGC AU55. Crusty & original. Looks AU58. Collector quality...More >>>
RC31261
$10
NGC
AU55
$7,700
1846-O Liberty $10 NGC AU55. Beautiful, fresh, balanced, lustrous...More >>>
RC74643
$10
PCGS
VF35 CAC
P.O.R
1849 Eagle - 1849 $10 PCGS VF35 CAC...More >>>
RC3127
$10
NGC
AU58
$5,850
1854-S Liberty $10 NGC AU58. 1st year of SF mint production. Scarce in high grades...More >>>
RC31284
$10
NGC
AU55
$10,900
1858-S Liberty $10 NGC AU55. No Uncirculated graded...More >>>
RC31293
$10
PCGS
AU55
$2,575
1861 Liberty $10 Gold PCGS AU55. Civil War $10 issue...More >>>
RC71861A
$10
NGC
XF-AU
P.O.R
1861 Civil War Gold Set - 1861 Gold Dollar NGC AU55, 1861 Quarter Eagle NGC AU55, 1861 Half Eagle PCGS XF45, 1861 Eagle NGC AU55, 1861 Double Eagle NGC XF45 CAC...More >>>
RC31301
$10
PCGS
AU50
P.O.R
1865/865-S Inverted Date Liberty $10 PCGS AU50. Important & rare Civil War variety - "inverted date"...More >>>
RC3147
$10
NGC
AU50
$6,125
1869-S Liberty $10 Gold NGC AU50. Low-mintage issue. Looks 53. PCGS: $7,500. Mintage 6,430...More >>>
RC31492
$10
NGC
XF45
$31,100
1873-CC Liberty $10 Gold NGC XF45. Rare, underrated Carson City issue. PCGS: $29,500. Mintage 4,543...More >>>
RC31241
$10
NGC
AU58
$14,425
1873-S Gold Eagle - 1873-S Liberty $10 NGC AU58. Only 2 finer...More >>>
RC3155
$10
NGC
AU50
$5,350
1882-CC Liberty $10 Gold NGC AU50. Crisp and attractive. PCGS: $5,250. Mintage 6,764...More >>>
In 1795 the first regular coin struck for the United States was the gold half eagle. Later in the year the first ten dollar gold pieces were made. The eagle had one obverse and two reverses, all designed by Robert Scot, the Chief Engraver. The obverse showed a plump Liberty facing right wearing an oversized soft cap. It is said that the portrait was taken from a sketch by the famous portrait artist Gilbert Stuart. This Capped Bust to Right design was used until 1804. It was combined with a Small Eagle Reverse from 1795 to 1797. The reverse showed a scrawny eagle holding a wreath in its mouth. The second reverse was Heraldic Eagle Reverse. The newer reverse, used from 1797 to 1804, had mixed up heraldry in that the arrows and olive branch were held in the wrong talons. No denomination is indicated on these coins since gold was valued by its weight and fineness as it was in Europe.

Production of the gold eagle was suspended as of December 1804 on verbal orders of President Thomas Jefferson. In July 1838, two acts of Congress changed the weight and fineness standard for United States gold coins, and Robert Patterson, the Mint Director, was ordered to resume production of the eagle. Acting Mint Engraver Christian Gobrecht designed Liberty Head or Coronet eagle. There are two types of Coronet eagles, Type 1 of 1838 to 1866 and Type 2 of 1867 to 1907.

Capped Bust To Right (1795-1804); Liberty Head No Motto (1838-1866); Liberty Head With Motto (1866-1907); Indian Head (1907-1933)



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