United States, 10 Dollars, 1877

United States Mint, Philadelphia. Obverse: Capped Liberty head facing left, date below. Reverse: Eagle, denomination below. This pattern was designed by artist George T. Morgan. Most patterns he designed came to look like his one successful, circulating coin, the silver dollar that bears his name. It has been estimated that between seven and twelve patterns like this one exist in copper. No mention has been found of a gilt copper piece elsewhere. [reference no. Judd 1545]
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Date made
U.S. Mint. Philadelphia
Physical Description
gilt/copper (overall metal)
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struck (overall production method)
overall: dia. 27 mm; wt. 9.414 g
place of issue
United States
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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
Chase Manhattan
Publication title
Glossary of Coins and Currency Terms
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