My Type Set: $10 Gold (Eagles)

Discussion in 'US Coins Forum' started by kanga, May 11, 2021.

  1. kanga

    kanga 65 Year Collector Supporter

    $10 Liberty Head 1852 No Motto NGC AU-58

    $10 Liberty Head 1879 Motto NGC XF-45

    $10 Indian Head 1908 D No Motto NGC AU-58

    $10 Indian Head 1911 Motto PCGS MS-63

    Almost done.
    Just the Double Eagles left to show.
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  3. capthank

    capthank Well-Known Member

    Pretty coins!
  4. jwitten

    jwitten Well-Known Member

  5. Mr.Q

    Mr.Q Well-Known Member

    Very nice indeed, I'll take five of each, yeah right. Thanks for sharing.
  6. johnmilton

    johnmilton Well-Known Member

    It good that you are going for the No Motto type. Most collectors ignore those.

    Believe it or not, the $10 Liberty series, especially the No Motto type dates, are very scarce in high high. Back in 1976, the Eliasberg collection of U.S. coins was on display at the Philadelphia Mint. I was surprised to see that very few of his older $10 Liberty were Mint State. In fact many of them were VF and EF.

    Later I learned that those coins were seldom collected in the 19th century because of their high face value. For many people that was more than a week's wages. Therefore most of the survivors are "used."
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  7. kountryken

    kountryken Active Member

    Very nice coins. Thanks for sharing. Looking forward to the double eagles.
  8. Rheingold

    Rheingold Well-Known Member

    I appreciate your coins. I love especially this Indian Head 1908 D. Really nice.

    The 1852 Liberty is a Little Bit overgraded in my eyes, but wonderful, too.
  9. capthank

    capthank Well-Known Member

    Didn't know that the mint made a no motto. Will look at mine.
  10. johnmilton

    johnmilton Well-Known Member

    Sadly grade-flation is alive and well. I bought this 1853 eagle, which is in an AU-58 NGC holder a bit over 20 years ago. It's still my type coin. You see coins no better than this in MS-62 holders now.

    1853$10GoldO.JPG 1853$10GoldR.JPG
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  11. johnmilton

    johnmilton Well-Known Member

    The type flipped over in 1866. The No Motto $20 gold Liberty coins are tough to find in true Mint State.

    The $5 gold pieces also made the change in 1866. The quarter eagle design was considered to be too small to accommodate the addition of “In God we trust” to the reverse design.

    I bought this piece at a small auction about 30 years ago. It sold for a bargain price because no one else in the audience knew what it was.

    1852$5O.JPG 1852$5R.JPG
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  12. capthank

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  13. Santinidollar

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    Some nice coins on this thread!
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