10 Dollars, United States, 1803

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One (1) 10 dollar coin

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United States, 1803

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Obverse Image: Liberty wearing a cap, facing right. 13 stars around.

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Obverse Text: LIBERTY / 1803

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Reverse Image: Heraldic eagle with wings outstretched clutching arrows and branch in talons, shield over chest with vertical stripes on bottom part and horizontal stripes on top part, ribbon held in beak, 13 stars above eagle's head, 6 cloud-like shapes above stars.

Description (Brief)


This was designed by Robert Scot. Nearly nine thousand of these coins (whose reverse bears small stars rather than large ones) were coined during the second half of the year 1803. This coin may be the most perfectly preserved of them all.

Date Made: 1803

Mint: U.S. Mint, PhiladelphiaDesigner: Scot, Robert

Location: Currently not on view

Place Of Issue: United States

See more items in: Work and Industry: National Numismatic Collection, Coins, Currency and Medals, Josiah K. Lilly Jr. Collection


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Related Web Publication: http://americanhistory.si.edu/coins/glossary.cfm

Related Publication: Glossary of Coins and Currency Terms

Credit Line: Estate of Josiah K. Lilly

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: NU.68.159.0271Accession Number: 283645Catalog Number: 68.159.0271

Object Name: coin

Physical Description: gold (overall material)0 (overall die axis)0 (overall die axis measurement)struck (overall production method)Measurements: overall: 32.4 mm; 1 9/32 in

Guid: http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746ab-3eb5-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa

Record Id: nmah_1075512

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