Many of America’s greatest historic coins were lost to history not because of time, but because of financial distress. The Great Depression forced the US government into drastic measures, including the collection and melting of all gold coins in circulation. For a limited time, you can purchase a Pre-1933 $10 Indian Gold Eagle Coin from JM Bullion.
- Arrives in protective plastic slab.
- Contains .4838 oz of .900 pure gold.
- Issued a face value of $10 (USD) by the federal government.
- Graded Mint State 65.
- Designed by Augustus Saint-Gaudens.
President Franklin D. Roosevelt ordered the collection of all circulation US gold coins beginning in 1933. The nation’s supply of gold coins was steadily collected and melted down into bars to bolster the financial reserves of the government, creating instant rarity for the historic US gold coins that survived.
The Pre-1933 $10 Indian Gold Eagle was originally struck between 1907 and 1933. Designed by the same man whose Lady Liberty design is considered the greatest in American history, these coins enjoyed popularity courtesy of Saint-Gaudens’ Indian Head design. $10 Indian Gold Eagles are often referred to as the most circulated coins in American history.
Each coin in this listing is available in Mint State 65 condition. Coins with this grade have a high quality of luster still visible, but have a few scattered contact marks or two larger flaws visible on the surface.
On the obverse side of the coin is the image Lady Liberty with what is known as a war bonnet, or feathered headdress. Her depiction is surrounded by 13 stars, representing the original American colonies. The year of minting is also included on this side.
The reverse features a unique interpretation of the bald eagle. In the image, the eagle is featured perched atop a quiver of arrows. The quiver is wrapped by an olive branch wreath. Engravings on this side read “United States of America,” “In God We Trust,” “E Pluribus Unum,” and the face value inscribed as “Ten Dollars.”
Pre-1933 $10 Indian Gold Eagle coins were struck by the United States Mint at its Philadelphia, Denver, and San Francisco Mints. If you have questions for a JM Bullion team member, don’t hesitate to contact us at 800-276-6508. You can also connect with us online through our live chat and email services. If you are looking for similar products, be sure to check out the rest of our Pre-1933 $10 Indian Gold Eagle Coins.