10 Dollars, United States, 1848

Description (Brief):

One (1) 10 dollar coin

Description (Brief)

United States, 1848

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Obverse Image: Left facing Liberty with hair tied in a bun and wearing a coronet. 13 stars around.

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Obverse Text: LIBERTY / 1848

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Reverse Image: Eagle with wings outstretched clutching arrows and branch in talons, shield over chest.

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Reverse Text: UNITED STATES OF AMERICA / TEN D.

Eagles struck for circulation in extraordinary grade are almost as rare as specimen or proof coins. The eagle was a heavy coin, its alloy fairly soft. To encounter a piece like this, with virtually no contact marks, is a rare occurrence.

Date Made: 1848

Mint: U.S. Mint, PhiladelphiaMaker: United States MintDesigner: Gobrecht, Christian

Location: Currently not on view

Place Of Issue: United StatesPlace Made: United States: Pennsylvania, Philadelphia

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.68.159.0807Accession Number: 283645Catalog Number: 68.159.0807

Object Name: coin

Physical Description: gold (overall metal)0 (overall die axis)0 (overall die axis measurement)struck (overall production method)Measurements: overall: 27.7 mm; 1 3/32 in

Guid: http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a9-35d0-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa

Record Id: nmah_1078202

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