$10 Gold Liberty Head 1838-1907


Designed by Christian Gobrecht, the $10 Liberty Head was produced continuously from 1838 to 1907 with each coin containing just under a ½ ounce of gold. The obverse design features an idealized bust image of Lady Liberty facing left wearing a coronet with “LIBERTY” inscribed. Above the bust design are 13 stars to represent the original states or colonies. The reverse features an eagle holding an olive branch in one claw and arrows in the other. On the outer periphery above the eagle is the legend “UNITED STATES OF AMERICA” and just below the eagle design is the denomination “TEN D.” A mint mark for New Orleans (O), San Francisco (S), Carson City (CC), or Denver (D) is located at the bottom of the design below the eagle’s claws. Coins minted at the Philadelphia Mint carried no mint marks. Though there are many small die varieties the series has only two major varieties referred to as “No Motto” which were issued from 1838-1866 and “With Motto” which were issued between 1866-1873.

Coin Features:

  • Contains .4838 oz of Gold.
  • Obverse features Liberty facing left, encircled by 13 stars with the word “Liberty” on her hair band. The reverse features a heraldic eagle with a shield on its breast.
  • Designed by Christian Gobrecht
  • Metal Content: 0.4838 troy oz
  • Purity: .900
  • Thickness: 2.03 mm
  • Diameter: 27 mm

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