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$10 Indian Head gold coins are some of the most stunning pre-1933 gold coins available. This ten dollar gold coin was designed by famous sculptor Augustus Saint Gaudens specifically to achieve the beauty and glory of the United States as intended by then President, Theodore Roosevelt.
Augustus Saint Gaudens was originally commissioned to redesign all four U.S. gold coins for circulation but he died in 1907 of cancer. It is for this reason that we only got the first two of the series ($20 & $10) from Augustus, while the last two ($5 & $2.5) were designed by his apprentice, Bela Lyon Pratt.
For the $10 Indian, Saint Gaudens went for a more traditional look by using the figure of Lady Liberty with a European resemblance as his model. She is adorned on the obverse of the coin with a full Indian war headdress with Liberty inscribed on its base. 13 stars encircle her head representing the original 13 colonies.
The back of the coin features a bald eagle perched on a bundle of arrows with an olive branch in her right talon. This signifies Congress’s ability to bring about war and peace. United States of America, E Pluribus Unum and the denomination are all inscribed on the back as well. The motto, In God We Trust was absent from the coin until half way through 1908 as was the case with the $20 gold coins as well.
The $10 Indian Head contains almost a half-ounce (.48375oz.) of pure gold to coincide with the $20.67 per ounce set price of gold at the time.
These coins are coveted by investors and collectors alike for their beauty, historical significance and their ability to outperform other gold assets from time-to-time.
The $10 Indian was minted from 1907 to 1933 with every year represented from 1907 to 1916, then they were only minted in 1920, 1926, 1930, 1932 and 1933. At Gold And Silver Online we offer the most common dates in XF, MS61, MS62, MS63, MS64 & MS65.
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