Eagles - Liberty, NO MOTTO
1847-O  $10PCGS XF-40 $ 1005
1849  $10PCGS VF-25 835
1850 Large Date $10PCGS Fine-12 775
1850 Large Date $10PCGS VF-20 805
1850 Large Date $10PCGS XF-40 CU retail: 975815

Eagles - Liberty, MOTTO
1883  $10PCGS MS-63 $ 1095
1894-O  $10PCGS AU-55 860
1895-O  $10PCGS AU-53 860
1895-O  $10PCGS AU-55 Cheap o-mint860
1895 O  $10NGC AU-58 890
1895-O  $10PCGS AU-58 890
1904  $10PCGS MS-63 Grey 1k, CU 17001065

Eagles - Indian Head, MOTTO
1908  $10PCGS MS-61 Grey 760$ 860
1910 S  $10NGC AU-53 835
1913  $10PCGS MS-63 Grey 875950


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.