1897 $10 Gold Liberty Head Eagle Coin NGC MS 63
This beautifully designed 1897 $10 Gold Liberty Head Eagle Coin is graded by NGC as Mint State 63.
The obverse side of coin, inspired by Benjamin West’s painting of Venus in Omnia Vincit Amor, contains Lady Liberty facing to the left, her loose curls cascading down her neck, and wearing a coronet with the word “LIBERTY” inscribed on it. 13 stars encircle her, with the date of the coin (1897) positioned below her profile.
The reverse side features a bald eagle, wings outstretched with a shield across its chest, carrying an olive branch and a bundle of arrows in each of its talons, and is still considered one of the most fascinating eagles ever to grace any U.S. coin. The coin is inscribed with the words “UNITED STATES OF AMERICA,” “IN GOD WE TRUST,” and “TEN D.” Because of its convenient size and denomination, the $10 Liberty was instantly popular and became one of the most circulated coins in U.S. history. They were hoarded during the Civil War, when it took $25 in paper “greenbacks” to buy just one $10 Liberty.
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