10 Dollars, Pattern United States, 1865

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One (1) 10 dollar coin, pattern

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United States, 1865

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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 / 1865

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

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This coin is termed a transitional pattern. Transitional patterns are patterns which were, in fact, adopted. However, a transitional pattern shows a date before the year in which the design was actually adopted for circulating coinage. The different element in this pattern is the motto over the eagle, IN GOD WE TRUST. It would appear on normal coinage the following year. This coin is assigned a Rarity-8 by specialists, suggesting that only two or three exist. [reference no. Judd 449]

Date Made: 1865

Mint: U.S. Mint, PhiladelphiaDesigner: Gobrecht, Christian

Location: Currently not on view

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

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

Related Publication: Glossary of Coins and Currency Terms

Credit Line: U.S. Department of the Treasury, U.S. Mint

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 1985.0441.2103Catalog Number: 1985.0441.2103Accession Number: 1985.0441

Object Name: coin

Physical Description: gold (overall metal)0 (overall die axis)0 (overall die axis measurement)struck (overall production method)Measurements: overall: 27 mm; 1 1/16 in

Guid: http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746ab-3f94-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa

Record Id: nmah_1099343

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