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

Description
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.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
coin
Date made
1830
maker
Templeton Reid
Physical Description
gold (overall metal)
0 (overall die axis)
0 (overall die axis measurement)
struck (overall production method)
Measurements
overall: 34 mm; 1 11/32 in
place of issue
United States: Georgia
ID Number
NU*68.159.1186
accession number
283645
catalog number
68.159.1186
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
Lilly, Josiah K
Publication title
Glossary of Coins and Currency Terms
Publication URL
http://americanhistory.si.edu/coins/glossary.cfm
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