United States, Ten Dollars, 1907

Description
United States Mint, Philadelphia. Charles Barber retouched Augustus Saint-Gaudens's designs after the latter died in mid-1907. Barber had the good sense to leave well enough alone--in the case of the ten dollar piece. What we have here is a relatively common coin (nearly a quarter-million were struck at the end of 1907), in a distinctly uncommon state of preservation. This coin has essentially remained untouched for nearly a century.
Against President Theodore Roosevelt's objections, the motto IN GOD WE TRUST was added to the reverse in mid-1908. Thus amended, eagles with these designs were produced through early 1933.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
coin
Date made
1907
mint
U.S. Mint. Philadelphia
Physical Description
gold (overall material)
0 (overall die axis)
0 (overall die axis measurement)
struck (overall production method)
Measurements
overall: 27.2 mm; 1 1/16 in
place of issue
United States
ID Number
NU*NU85754.02
accession number
255927
catalog number
NU85754.02
subject
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
Hauck, F A
Publication title
Glossary of Coins and Currency Terms
Publication URL
http://americanhistory.si.edu/coins/glossary.cfm
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