The US Eagle denomination was introduced by the United States Mint in 1795. Originally offered in $10, $5, and $2.50 denominations from the late-18th century throughout the early-20th century, the US Eagle coins were struck with irregularity beginning with the onset of World War I. With many US Eagle gold coins collected by the government and melted down after 1933, remaining specimens in the 21st century represent just a fraction of the coins once in circulation. Today, 1926 Gold $10 Indian Eagles with a Mint State certification are available to you online at Silver.com.
- Available to ship to you in PCGS or NGC protective plastic slabs!
- Sole 1920 date mark issued by the Philadelphia Mint for the Gold Indian Eagle!
- Availability of certified Mint State 1920s Gold Indian Eagles is limited!
- Consists of .48375 Troy ounce 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.
- Lady Liberty wears a feathered headdress in the obverse design.
- A bald eagle is perched on arrows and an olive branch on the reverse face.
- Please keep in mind it is possible to get coins with either matching or varied grading house labels when buying multiples.
Augustus Saint-Gaudens completed the redesign of the Gold $10 Eagle and the Gold $20 Double Eagle in 1907. Each coin received its own effigy of Liberty on the obverse and depiction of the bald eagle on the reverse. The Gold $10 Indian Eagle was produced by the US Mint from 1907 to 1916 on an annual basis. From that point until 1933, the Gold Indian Eagle was struck irregularly by the mint. In fact, these 1926 Gold $10 Indian Eagles were the only date of issue for the coins at the Philadelphia Mint during the 1920s.
All of the 1926 Gold $10 Indian Eagles listed here come with a Mint State 62 grade from the PCGS or the NGC. A coin with the MS62 grade has a mint luster that is somewhat impaired, contact marks in the primary and secondary focal areas, and a few scattered hairlines throughout the field of the coin. Silver.com cannot guarantee in advance whether your coin will come with a PCGS or NGC label. We only guarantee that each of these Gold $10 Indian Eagles earned an MS62 grade. Please keep in mind that you could receive coins with the same grading house labels or a mixture of PCGS and NGC labels when buying multiples.
Lady Liberty features in left-profile relief on the obverse of 1926 Gold Indian Eagles. This distinctive design from Augustus Saint-Gaudens captures Liberty with the ceremonial headdress of indigenous people on her head. There are 13 stars above the portrait and a date mark below.
An American bald eagle is shown resting on its perch in the reverse design of 1926 $10 Gold Indian Eagles. The bird is perched, wings at its side, on a sheaf of arrows that is wrapped in an olive branch.
The 1926 Gold $10 Indian Eagle is hard to come by in the 21st century. The Philadelphia Mint issued roughly one million coins in 1926, but it was the only 1920s date mark in the Indian Eagle from this branch mint and most were melted down during the 1930s following the end of the gold standard.
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