United States, Ten Dollars, 1803

United States Mint, Philadelphia. Obverse: Capped bust of Liberty facing right; date below. Reverse: Heraldic eagle, stars and clouds above. This was designed by Robert Scot. Nearly nine thousand of these coins (whose reverse bears small stars rather than large ones) were coined during the second half of the year 1803. This coin may be the most perfectly preserved of them all.
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Object Name
Date made
U.S. Mint. Philadelphia
Physical Description
gold (overall material)
0 (overall die axis)
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struck (overall production method)
overall: dia. 32.4 mm; wt. 17.495 g
place of issue
United States
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accession number
catalog number
Coins, Currency and Medals
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Political History: National Numismatic Collection
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Credit Line
Lilly, Josiah K
Publication title
Glossary of Coins and Currency Terms
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