$10 Indian Head Gold Eagles Coin History:
Extra Fine or Better $10 Indian Head Gold Eagles contain .4838 Troy Ounces of Pure Gold! Dates will range from 1907-1933. The golden era of American coinage grew out of a president’s trip to a museum. In 1905, Theodore Roosevelt attended an exhibition of ancient Greek coins at the Smithsonian and was greatly impressed by their artistic beauty and symbolic power. In comparison, he felt American coins were altogether bland and unworthy of our nation. He envisioned an entire new generation of coins that would represent the greatness of an America awakening to its emerging power and importance in the world, and he knew just the man who could pull it off: the great sculptor of his inauguration medal, Augustus Saint-Gaudens.
$10 Indian Gold Eagle Coin Specifications:
- Minted in United States
- Minted from 1907-1933
- Face Value $10
- Purity 0.900 fine pure gold
- Gold content .4838 troy oz.
- Thickness 2.03
- Diameter 27 mm
- Obverse: Features a face which was inspired by victory and peace dressed in an Indian headdress under the advisement of President Theodore Roosevelt who strongly felt it should have an Indian Feather Headdress. The year is below the face, and the 13 starts on top represent the 13 original colonies.
- Reverse: Shows a standing bald eagle on top of a bundle of arrows with an olive branch. The words “United States of America”, “E Pluribus Unum”, “In God We Trust”, are placed around the eagle along with denomination $2.50 directly below.
Gold coins, like the $10 Indian Head Gold Eagle, minted in the U.S. prior to 1933 possess not only gold’s tangible value, they also make a brilliant addition to any collection. The appeal of pre-33 gold coins is centered on gold’s reputation for being a sturdy investment, and enhanced by the value of rare and historically significant coinage.