Ten Dollar Coins, United States, 1830 (Georgia-Templeton Reid)

Produced by Templeton Reid in Milledgeville or Gainesville, Georgia. Obverse: Denomination, maker's name. Reverse: GEORGIA/GOLD in a circle of stars.
Templeton Reid was a jack of all trades. In mid-1830, he gained immortality by becoming the first American since Ephraim Brasher to strike his own gold coins. Some of his ten-dollar pieces bear dates. Others, including this one, do not. Five dated pieces are known and only three undated ones.
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Object Name
Date made
Templeton Reid
Physical Description
gold (overall metal)
0 (overall die axis)
0 (overall die axis measurement)
struck (overall production method)
overall: 34 mm; 1 11/32 in
place of issue
United States: Georgia
ID Number
accession number
catalog number
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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