The Liberty Gold Eagle - or, to use a common alternative term of reference, the Liberty Head Gold Eagle - was first made in 1838. There were only small revisions to its design before yearly production ceased come 1907; however, the minting tenure included major events in U.S. history. The most significant of those was the American Civil War, which broke out in 1861. Eleven southern states of the United States separated to form the self-proclaimed Confederate States of America. That "nation" relied on slavery which the U.S. was intent on abolishing.
The Confederacy was ultimately defeated, bringing the war to an end in 1865. Starting two years before then however, was the Reconstruction Era, during which progress was made in restoring unity and extending the rights of former slaves. History considers that era to have ended in 1877. By the time minting of the Liberty Gold Eagle ended, one of the generally-agreed best Presidents in United States history, Theodore Roosevelt, was leading the country. He aimed to have the Liberty Gold Eagle replaced by a new coin that would be more artistically designed.
That coin was the Indian Head Gold Eagle; however, its production would last for just 26 years. The Liberty Gold Eagle, by contrast, was annually minted over a period spanning 69 years. When it was introduced in 1838, the country's eighth President, Martin Van Buren, was in office. The Liberty gold eagle's design includes a likeness of Liberty looking to the side, her head sporting a coronet which, on iterations from many of the coin's issue years, has inscribed LIBERTY. A knot in a beaded ribbon bounds the goddess's hair at the back of her head.
So, what is on the disc's other side? An eagle with its wings pointed upwards and a shield before the chest. That shield's design largely resembles the American flag's. In Liberty Gold Eagles displaying a date of no earlier than 1866, there is an additional detail that could greatly interest; that detail is a scroll, portrayed as though it is billowing in the wind, with the words IN GOD WE TRUST. That motto is iconic in American history, as are the items the eagle discernibly carries. Those items are arrows - deemed representative of the country's readiness to act on an apparent need for war - and an olive branch; through history, this symbol has often been used to refer to peace.
We can deliver Liberty gold eagles displaying common dates, provided that our supply of these pieces is sufficient. If you do receive such a piece due to having ordered it from us at the U.S. Gold Bureau, the coin's condition will satisfy the requirements of the Mint State 61 grade. That grade is among the many on the Sheldon Coin Grading Scale. That scale has often been used in the assessing of the conditions of different coins. The grade itself means that, while the coin has not been circulated, it shows major contact marks; therefore, it might have been struck weakly.
Still, however weak or strong the strike, the coin should still be 90 percent gold. Copper should comprise a tenth of the disc's metal content, which plenty of investors could become very excited about.
Features of the Common Date $10 Liberty Gold Eagle MS61 Gold content measuring .900 in fineness Per-coin gold in 0.48375 Troy ounces "TEN D." displayed below the eagle design