Eagles - Liberty, NO MOTTO
1840  $10PCGS XF-45 Crusty Original CAC$ 1955
1847   $10NGC XF-45 835
1847 O  $10NGC VF-35 1095
1848-O  $10PCGS XF-40 3105
1849   $10NGC AU-55 1235
1850 Large Date $10PCGS Fine-12 Call
1850 Large Date $10PCGS VF-20 Call
1850 Large Date $10PCGS XF-40 CU retail: 975Call
1850 SMALL DATE Small Date  $10NGC XF-45 1350
1851 O  $10NGC AU-55 1725
1853  $10PCGS AU-53 975
1856 O  $10NGC AU-50 Cheap o-mint4170
1859 S  $10NGC AU-50 40 to 60 known16100

Eagles - Liberty, MOTTO
1866 MOTTO  $10NGC AU-58 $ 18975
1869  $10PCGS AU-58 60 to 75 known24150
1874  $10PCGS MS-61 1780
1883  $10PCGS MS-63 1095
1892-O  $10PCGS MS-61 1380
1892-O  $10PCGS MS-62 1895
1901  $10PCGS MS-64 1410
1904  $10PCGS MS-63 Grey 1k, CU 17001065
1907 D  $10NGC MS-63 3275

Eagles - Indian Head, NO MOTTO
1907  $10PCGS MS-65 $ 6180

Eagles - Indian Head, MOTTO
1910 S  $10NGC AU-53 $ Call


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.