When referring to Pre-33 gold coins from the United States Mint, most numismatists use the denomination of the coins to identify them. The first gold coins from the US Mint were known as Gold Eagles with a face value of $10 (USD). All other denominations were built around this, with Quarter Eagles ($2.50), Half Eagles ($5), and the famed Double Eagle ($20). The $10 Gold Eagle Liberty Coin was the longest running of the series. Today, Pre-33 $10 Gold Eagle Liberty Coins are available to you online at Silver.com with PCGS or NGC certification.
- Coins ship to you inside of the PCGS or NGC protective plastic slab!
- Struck from 1838 to 1907!
- Availability of certified coins is limited!
- Consists of .48375 Troy ounces of actual gold content.
- The face value of $10 (USD) is fully backed by the US government.
- Graded Mint State 62 by the Professional Coin Grading Service or Numismatic Guaranty Corporation.
- Obverse includes Christian Gobrecht’s Liberty design.
- Reverse features Gobrecht’s depiction of the heraldic eagle of the United States.
To modern investors, the coin known as the Gold American Eagle is the official gold bullion coin of the nation. The earliest gold coins issued by the United States Mint date to 1795 and were known simply as Gold Eagles. These coins were circulation currency with the face values mentioned above. The Gold Eagle, a $10 (USD) coin, was the primary offering in the collection and available from 1795-1804 and 1838-1933.
All Pre-33 $10 Gold Eagle Liberty Coins in this listing have a Mint State 62 certification from either the PCGS or NGC. Coins in this condition showcase luster that is impaired or dull, clusters of small marks present throughout the surface areas, and a few large marks or nicks in the primary focal fields.
The Gold Eagle Liberty coin refers to the design created in 1838 by Christian Gobrecht of the Philadelphia Mint. His design replaced the original Turban Head design and would remain on the coins until the Indian Head of 1907 was introduced to the series.
On the obverse of the Pre-33 $10 Gold Eagle Liberty Coin is a left-profile portrait of Lady Liberty. In this design, she wears a coronet on her head with the word “Liberty” engraved upon it and is surrounded by 13 stars and the date mark.
The reverse side of Pre-33 Gold Eagle Liberty coins features the heraldic eagle of the United States with a small heraldic shield on its chest. Those coins released between 1838 and 1866 feature no national motto. From late 1866 until 1907, the coins featured a banner above the heraldic eagle on this side that read “In God We Trust.”
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