Eagle Gold $10 NGC PROOF 63 CAM Click on Coin Image to
Eagle Gold $10 NGC PROOF 63 CAM - $20,200.
a mind blowing 1894 Eagle Gold $10 in NGC PROOF 63 CAMEO!
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Proof 1894 Eagle - 1894 $10
NGC PF63 CAM. Here is a razor-sharp, low mintage ( 43
) 1894 Proof Cameo Eagle that has the look of classic
proof gold in gem condition. This seldom seen or offered
proof gold coin has frosted yellow-gold devices that
sharply contrast with mirrored fields to produce the
cameo effect. The colors and luster affirm the coin’s
originality. The surfaces are clean for the grade with
virtually no contact marks or other distractions. The
strike is absolutely fabulous with full details on the
centers of the stars, Liberty’s hair, the eagle’s
neck, and the area to the lower left of the eagle. This
is a rare opportunity for the collector and investor.
In 1804 President Thomas Jefferson
stopped the mintage of eagles. Because its melt value
exceeded its monetary value, there was excessive melting
of theses coins. Over thirty years later, the standard
weight and fineness for gold coins was changed. Eagles
went from 270 grains to 258 and fineness from 91.67%
to 90% gold. In 1838 Mint Director Patterson told Engraver
Gobrecht to prepare new dies for the eagle.
Gobrecht, using a head of Venus with
a slightly altered hair style that he took from a Benjamin
West painting, replaced Robert Scot’s Turban Head
with a completely new design. The coin shows Liberty
facing to the left, to the West or perhaps the frontier,
wearing a coronet inscribed with the word LIBERTY instead
of a cap as on the previous design. Her hair is tied
with beads, and two long curls fall down, one on the
back of her neck and the other below her ear. The design
is similar to his Braided Hair Coronet motif used on
Large Cents of 1839 to 1857. For the reverse, Gobrecht
used a revised version of John Reich’s eagle reverse.
The new reverse shows the corrected heraldry, arrows
in the left claw and olive branch in the right. The
previous design had them mixed up causing confusing
war-like symbolism. Gobrecht also removed the stars
and clouds above the eagle and added the denomination
TEN D. below. Previous eagles lacked this information
because they were thought of as bullion and were valued
by their weight and precious metal content as was the
case with the European coins that circulated and were
accepted in the United States.
Both before and during the Civil
War almost a dozen Protestant denominations pressured
Congress to add references to God to the Constitution
and other government documents. Reverend Mark Richards
Watkinson was the first to write to Treasury Secretary
Salmon Chase to request that God’s name be added
to our coinage. His suggestion for a motto was “God,
Liberty, Law.” Chase ordered Mint Director James
Pollock to prepare a suitable motto. Pollock’s
suggestions included “Our Trust Is In God,”
“Our God And Our Country,” and “God
Our Trust.” Then Chase decided on “In God
We Trust” to be added to most of the nation’s
coinage. This motto was a subtle reminder that the North
considered itself on the side of God with regard to
the issue of slavery. A new law was required to allow
the motto to be added since previous acts of Congress
specified the mottos and devices that were permitted
on coins. The new motto was placed on all coins that
were deemed large enough to accommodate it.
The Type 2 eagle was created when the
motto IN GOD WE TRUST was added to a banner above the
eagle in 1866. The motto remained until 1907, when President