The $10 Liberty gold coin also referred to as the Coronet made its debut 34 years after $10 gold coins had been completely out of production. Christian Gobrecht was the creator of the Coronet design which later appeared on the $2.50 Liberty gold coin and on the $5 Liberty gold coin.
On the obverse side of the coin is an image of Lady Liberty. Her hair is up in a tight bun and she has loose ringlets that fall down by her neck. She is wearing a coronet that has the word “Liberty,” inscribed on it. Arched along the outer edge of the coin are 13 stars which represent the 13 original colonies. The first $10 Liberty gold coins that were produced in 1838 and the beginning of 1839 are designed slightly different than those that were minted for the rest of 1839 on into 1907. The main difference is in the shape of the neck truncation.
The design on the reverse side of the coin is an image of a heraldic bald eagle with its wings outstretched, holding olive branches and arrows in its talons, which is a symbol of war and peace. In front of the eagles chest is a shield that bears stars and stripes. $10 Liberty gold coins that were minted from 1838 to 1866 do not feature the motto “IN GOD WE TRUST.” Those minted after 1866 display a ribbon above the eagle’s head that have the words “IN GOD WE TRUST,” inscribed on it. On the outer edge of the coin are the words “UNITED STATES OF AMERICA,” along with the denomination and mint mark.
The $10 Liberty gold coins were minted at the Philadelphia Mint throughout the whole time that they were being issued and they were also minted at the San Francisco Mint the majority of the time that these coins were in circulation. The $10 Liberty gold coin started being produced at the Carson City Mint in 1870 and the New Orleans Mint from 1879 to 1883. They were also struck at the newly opened Denver Mint in 1906 up until the production of these coins ended due to the introduction of the $10 Indian Head gold coin.
$10 Liberty gold coins make an excellent diversifier for your gold portfolio and are also a beautiful heirloom, and quality work of art that you can proudly add to your gold coin collectionGoogle+