10 Dollars, Pattern, United States, 1907

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One (1) 10 dollar coin

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United States, 1907

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Obverse Image: Left-facing Liberty wearing a feather headdress, 13 stars along top edge of coin.

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Obverse Text: LIBERTY / 1907

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Reverse Image: Eagle with wings folded standing on top of a bundle of arrows and branch.

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Charles Barber retouched Augustus Saint-Gaudens's designs after the latter died in mid-1907. Barber had the good sense to leave well enough alone--in the case of the ten dollar piece. What we have here is a relatively common coin (nearly a quarter-million were struck at the end of 1907), in a distinctly uncommon state of preservation. This coin has essentially remained untouched for nearly a century.

Against President Theodore Roosevelt's objections, the motto IN GOD WE TRUST was added to the reverse in mid-1908. Thus amended, eagles with these designs were produced through early 1933.

Date Made: 1907

Mint: U.S. Mint, PhiladelphiaDesigner: Saint-Gaudens, Augustus

Location: Currently not on view

Place Of Issue: United States

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

Related Publication: Glossary of Coins and Currency Terms

Credit Line: F. A. Hauck

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: NU.NU85754.02Accession Number: 255927Catalog Number: NU85754.02

Object Name: coin

Physical Description: gold (overall material)0 (overall die axis)0 (overall die axis measurement)struck (overall production method)Measurements: overall: .2 cm x 2.72 cm; 3/32 in x 1 1/16 in

Guid: http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746ab-b577-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa

Record Id: nmah_1088223

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