10 Dollars, United States, 1803

10 Dollars, United States, 1803

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One (1) 10 dollar coin
United States, 1803
Obverse Image: Liberty wearing a cap, facing right. 13 stars around.
Obverse Text: LIBERTY / 1803
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.
Reverse Text: UNITED STATES OF AMERICA / E PLURIBUS UNUM
Description
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.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
coin
Date made
1803
mint
U.S. Mint. Philadelphia
designer
Scot, Robert
place of issue
United States
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
ID Number
NU.68.159.0271
accession number
283645
catalog number
68.159.0271
Credit Line
Estate of Josiah K. Lilly
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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