$10 Indian Head Gold Coin Raw (Random Year) Description:
Want an opportunity to invest in historic coins? Then grab a Common Date $10 Indian Gold Eagle Raw. A raw coin is one which hasn't been certified by one of the major coin grading services. This doesn't necessarily mean it is of less value or quality, simply that it hasn't been verified or graded as such. Raw coins can provide an inexpensive and accessible way to begin building a coin collection, so grab this example today. The obverse design of the $10 Indian Gold Eagle features an unusual portrayal of Liberty wearing an Indian headdress. It's a depiction that is thought to owe much to Saint-Gaudens' Victory figure, shown on his memorial to General William Tecumseh Sherman in New York. However, the headdress has been changed from laurel leaves to feathers at the insistence of President Theodore Roosevelt. For Roosevelt felt that the feathered headdress was "distinctly American and very picturesque," and hence an appropriate symbol for the design. It was not a decision that contemporary commentators agreed with, for the design was lambasted for being absurd, a trifle fantastic, incongruous and historically inaccurate. What do you think? Above Lady Liberty's profile portrait you'll see 13 stars representing the original colonies of the United States, while below the portrait is the year of issue. Your order will be fulfilled with a raw coin from a random year of issue, depending on availability at the time of your order.
The reverse design features a bald eagle standing on arrows and an olive branch, representing that America is a peace-loving nation, but one ever ready to defend itself. The inclusion of the standing eagle in this design reflects the interest of Roosevelt and Saint-Gaudens in the coinage of the ancient world, for the eagle bears a close resemblance to those shown on coins from the Ptolemaic Kingdom. Also on the reverse side is the country of issue, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA. To the right of the eagle is the phrase, E PLURIBUS UNUM, taken from the great seal of the United States, meaning "Out of many, one" or "One out of many." The denomination of TEN DOLLARS is placed below the standing eagle.
The motto "IN GOD WE TRUST" placed to the left of the eagle was not included in the original design, however following public pressure, Congress passed a bill which meant the motto had to be included from that point onwards. The design of this $10 Indian Gold Eagle is completed with raised stars around the edge of the coin. Here too there are variations between some years of issue. For from 1907 to 1911, the edge had 46 stars, representing the number of states of the Union at that time. However, two more stars were added to the edge in 1912, when Arizona and New Mexico joined the United States.
Ten Dollar Indian Gold Eagles were struck from 0.900 fine gold, composed of 90% gold and 10% copper; they had a weight of 16.7200g and a diameter of 27mm. Struck every year from 1907 to 1916, they were then produced sporadically until 1933. However, Executive Order 1602 brought their production to a close. Your order will be fulfilled with a raw coin that has not been verified, from a random year of issue. Add this controversial coin to your collection today and decide: is it a masterpiece of modern design or simply absurd and inaccurate? The choice is yours. Buy it today and make up your own mind.
Overview of the Common Date $10 Indian Gold Eagle Raw • U.S. Mint • Raw coin • Denomination $10 • Classic Indian head design • Designer: Augustus Saint-Gaudens • Year of issue: Random year