Some of America’s rarest surviving circulation coins are its gold coins struck prior to 1933. During the midst of the Great Depression, President Franklin D. Roosevelt ordered the collection and melting of all existing gold coins to supplement the nation’s gold reserves. As a result, surviving coins have high collectible value. Right now, Silver.com offers $10 Gold Liberty Eagle coins for purchase.
- Limited availability!
- Consists of .4838 ounces of .900 gold.
- Issued face values of $10 (USD) by the federal government.
- Struck at the United States Mint.
- Features historic coin designs.
Gold coin production in the United States started following the Coinage Act of 1792, but it wasn’t until the mid-1830s that gold coin production took off. Multiple gold rushes occurred across the country, from the lesser-known events in Georgia and South Carolina, to the famous California Gold Rush.
As the Treasury department became flooded with excess gold, the US Mint set about creating a whole new series of gold coins for circulation in the economy. Designer Christian Gobrecht was inspired by the 1816 Coronet-style Large Cent, and developed imagery that would be featured on the coins from 1838 to 1907.
On the obverse face of each $10 Gold Liberty Eagle coin is the left-profile portrait of Liberty. She is depicted with her hair pinned back in a bun, with a crown that has the word “Liberty” inscribed within it resting atop her head. The year of minting is featured below her head, with 13 stars engraved in a circle around her image.
The reverse side features an early version of the heraldic eagle. In the image, a bald eagle is featured with a shield over its chest, arrows in one talon, and an olive branch in the other. “United States of America” is engraved around it, with the face value engraved as “Ten D” (on some versions), and a banner above the eagle that reads “In God We Trust.”
Each of the $10 Gold Liberty Eagles in this product listing is in brilliant uncirculated condition. Coins with this grade show no signs of wear and tear, but may have visible contact marks, spotted surfaces, or breaks in the luster.
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