United States, 10 dollars, 1798

United States Mint, Philadelphia. Obverse: Capped bust of Liberty facing right, seven stars behind her head and six stars before; date below. Reverse: Heraldic eagle, stars and clouds above. Early eagles had numerous variations in the number and placement of obverse and reverse stars, details on the federal shield, and the date. This piece (with thirteen stars and a 1797 die redated to 1798) is one of the rarer varieties. About a dozen specimens are known including this one in the National Numismatic Collection.
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Object Name
Date made
U.S. Mint. Philadelphia
Scot, Robert
Physical Description
gold (overall material)
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struck (overall production method)
overall: 33 mm; 1 5/16 in
place of issue
United States
place made
United States: Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
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Coins, Currency and Medals
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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
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