United States, 10 dollars, 1848

Description
United States Mint, Philadelphia. Obverse: Head of Liberty facing left, with coronet; stars around, date below. Reverse: Eagle, denomination. Eagles struck for circulation in extraordinary grade are almost as rare as specimen or proof coins. The eagle was a heavy coin, its alloy fairly soft. To encounter a piece like this, with virtually no contact marks, is a rare occurrence.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
coin
Date made
1848
mint
U.S. Mint. Philadelphia
maker
United States Mint
designer
Gobrecht, Christian
Physical Description
gold (overall metal)
0 (overall die axis)
0 (overall die axis measurement)
struck (overall production method)
Measurements
overall: 27.7 mm; 1 3/32 in
place of issue
United States
place made
United States: Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
ID Number
NU*68.159.0807
catalog number
NU*283645.0181
accession number
283645
subject
Coins, Currency and Medals
See more items in
Armed Forces 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
Publication URL
http://americanhistory.si.edu/coins/glossary.cfm
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