The $10 Liberty Head Gold Coin, also known as the Coronet, was minted after 34 years whereby no other $10 gold pieces were minted. The coin’s design, by Christian Gobrecht, later appeared on the Liberty Head $2.50 Gold Coin and before that on the Liberty Head $5 Gold Coin.
Liberty Head $10 Gold Coin Design – The front side of the coin features the gallant Lady Liberty, her hair pulled into a bun with some loose curls about her neck. On her head rests a coronet inscribed with “LIBERTY.” The 13 stars that encircle the coin represent the 13 colonies, and the date of the issue appears near the bottom of the coin. The first $10 Liberty Head Gold Coins of 1838 and 1839 offered a particular design in the shape of Lady Liberty’s neckline. Those coins minted from the latter part of 1839-1907 showed another variation.
A signature bald eagle with wings spread, clasping olive branches and three arrows in its talons is on the backside of this coin. He bears a shield of stars and stripes upon his chest, and the words “UNITED STATES OF AMERICA,” the mint mark and the denomination appear as well. The $10 Liberty Gold Coins minted 1838-1866 do not include “IN GOD WE TRUST,” but in 1866 the insignia was added.
Liberty Head $10 Gold Coin Minting – The Philadelphia Mint produced the Liberty Head $10 coins continuously throughout its circulation. The San Francisco Mint production was nearly continuous. In 1870, the Carson City Mint also began production, and in New Orleans, coins were produced 1879-1883 and again years later. The Denver Mint produced the coins from 1906 until the Indian Head $10 Gold Coin was introduced in 1907. This coin ended the $10 Liberty Head’s production.
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