Eagles - Liberty, NO MOTTO
1856   $10NGC XF-40 $ 1160

Eagles - Liberty, MOTTO
1874   $10NGC MS-65 Awesome quality! 65+ sold $118K in July$ 43125
1888 O  $10NGC MS-62 2130
1891  $10PCGS MS-64 11100
1894-O  $10PCGS AU-58 1160
1894 O  $10NGC MS-61 1265
1901 S  $10NGC MS-67 21850
1903-O  $10PCGS AU-55 1160
1904  $10PCGS MS-63 1330
1906-D  $10PCGS MS-64 1830

Eagles - Indian Head, NO MOTTO
1907 Wire Edge $10PCGS MS-65 $ 73600

Eagles - Indian Head, MOTTO
1911-D  $10PCGS MS-61 $ 6725


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.