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$10 Liberty Eagle Gold Coin

United States Liberty Eagle

The Liberty Eagle $10 gold coin was introduced in 1838. Known simply as an “Eagle”, the coin has a composition of 90% gold and 10% copper. The standard weight of each coin is 16.718 grams and has a diameter of 27mm with an intrinsic gold content of 0.48375 troy ounces.

The obverse of the 1891 Liberty Eagle coin depicts an image of a crowned Lady Liberty surrounded with 13 stars representing the 13 original colonies. On the opposite side of the coin is a bald eagle as pictured below:

$10 Liberty Eagle Gold Coin

Image Source: Wikipedia

The seal for the President of the United States was virtually the same, except the eagle faced the talon holding the arrows until 1945. Signifying a preference for war? In 1945, Harry S Truman changed it so that the seals were the same.

The Liberty Gold Coins were designed by Christian Gobrecht and has been out of currency circulation since 1933.