Eagles - Liberty, NO MOTTO
1855  $10PCGS AU-50 $ 890

Eagles - Liberty, MOTTO
1888 O  $10NGC MS-62 grey: 1500$ 1580
1894-O  $10PCGS MS-62 grey: 18252040
1894-S  $10PCGS AU-55 grey: 10201005
1895-O  $10PCGS AU-53 860
1901-O  $10PCGS MS-62 grey: 12001265

Eagles - Indian Head, MOTTO
1911  $10PCGS MS-63 $ Call
1911   $10NGC MS-64 grey: 13001440
1911-D  $10PCGS XF-45 grey: 20002270
1911-D  $10PCGS AU-55 grey: 35003680
1932  $10PCGS MS-64+ PQ1665
1932  $10PCGS MS-65+ 3160


Christian Gobrecht utilizes his Coronet design in the first issue of this denomination since 1804. With Half Eagles serving the needs of everyday commerce and Double Eagles the preferred denomination for gold earmarked for interbank and international payments, there existed little demand for Eagles during this period. Hence, most issues are scarce, many prohibitively rare.

The motto IN GOD WE TRUST was added to the reverse as directed by the Mint Act of March 3, 1865. With Motto Coronet Eagles are one of the more available gold type coins, and often priced at a relatively small premium over their gold content.

While Charles Barber's adaptation of Augustus Saint-Gaudens' design pales in comparison to the majestic "Wired Edge" and "Rolled Edge" issues, $10 Indians are still considered one of our most beautiful coins.

President Roosevelt believed that placing the name of God on our coinage was blasphemic as coins bearing the name of God could possibly be used in less than moral activities. Nevertheless, Congress insisted that the motto IN GOD WE TRUST be added in accordance with the Mint Act of March 3, 1865.