10 Dollars, Proof, United States, 1839
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- U.S. Mint. Philadelphia
- United States Mint
- Gobrecht, Christian
- Description (Brief)
- One (1) 10 dollar coin, proof
- United States, 1839
- Obverse Image: Left facing Liberty with hair tied in a bun and wearing a coronet. 13 stars around.
- Obverse Text: LIBERTY / 1839
- Reverse Image: Eagle with wings outstretched clutching arrows and branch in talons, shield over chest.
- Reverse Text: UNITED STATES OF AMERICA / TEN D.
- General Information: Large letters.
- A reduction in the stipulated weight of the ten dollar gold piece, or eagle, offered promise that the coin would be kept in circulation rather than heading for the melting pot as soon as it was struck. Accordingly, the Mint was instructed to resume eagle coinage. It employed the talents of a new, skilled designer, Christian Gobrecht, better known for his impact on American silver coinage of the same era.
- This is one of three proof eagles known from this year.
- Currently not on view
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- U.S. Department of the Treasury, U.S. Mint
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- Physical Description
- gold (overall metal)
- 0 (overall die axis)
- 0 (overall die axis measurement)
- struck (overall production method)
- overall: .2 cm x 2.6 cm; 3/32 in x 1 1/32 in
- place made
- United States
- United States: Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
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- Glossary of Coins and Currency Terms
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- Work and Industry: National Numismatic Collection
- Coins, Currency and Medals
- National Museum of American History
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