Customers: Please take note that these coins will be certified by either the PCGS OR NGC and graded as MS62 condition. We will select coins from years ranging from 1907-1933 to fulfill your order based on our current inventory selection.
The $10 Indian Head Gold Eagle coin was first released in 1907 as a part of President Theodore Roosevelt’s campaign to improve the artwork featured on US currency. It enjoyed circulation until 1933 when, coincidentally enough, his distant cousin Franklin Roosevelt became president and ordered all US Mints to stop producing gold currency. Because most of these coins had to be turned over and melted by the US treasury, the few $10 gold coins left in existence are considered highly valuable among collectors and investors.
Each $10 Indian Head Gold Eagle coin possesses a gold content of .48375 troy ounces. All coins included in this collection have undergone careful evaluation by either the NGC or the PCGS and assigned an MS62 (Mint State 62) grade. Coins of this particular grade are in worn, but acceptable condition with only a few visible scratches and scuff marks. To maintain each coin’s stated grade and condition, they have been kept sealed in their certified slabs.
The design for the obverse side of the $10 Indian Gold Eagle coin was considered quite revolutionary for its time. In contrast to its predecessor, which displayed a classical rendition of Lady Liberty, the new design forgoes her iconic crown in favor of a Native American war bonnet. (This change was perhaps an attempt to redefine America’s identity.) Also appearing above and beneath this portrait is a series of thirteen stars and the coin’s mintage year respectively.
The reverse side also underwent a number of revisions. Instead of using the traditional heraldic eagle emblem, the reverse displays a more literal rendition of our national bird. The majestic animal is depicted in profile watching from atop a bundle of arrows and an an olive branch. The phrase “In God We Trust” is inscribed to the left of the eagle, while “E Pluribus Unum” is printed on its right.
The $10 Indian Gold Eagle Coin serves as a stunning finale to the US’s series of gold eagle coinage. If you would like to learn more about this particular piece, please call us at 888-989-7223. Our staff is also happy to assist you online through live chat or you can fill out the form located on our contact page.